How BAE-B-SAFE Helps Keep Community College Teens Baby Safe

How BAE-B-SAFE Helps Keep Community College Teens Baby Safe By Perdita Henry Conversations about sexual health education for pre-teens and teens in public schools is often fraught with tension for parents and school districts. Between adults assessing how much information is necessary and disproven myths about access to contraceptives encouraging children to participate in sexual…

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Member Spotlight: The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens

Member Spotlight: The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens By Perdita Henry The conversation surrounding sexual health education is often framed as difficult for everyone involved, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (Ntarupt) is working to create sustainable change in…

Member Spotlight: The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Member Spotlight: The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses By Perdita Henry Nurses play a big role in the healthcare system. They’re the first person you speak to before the doctor arrives and the last person you speak to before you head back to the receptionist desk. They re-iterate the doctor’s instructions and…

Member Spotlight: Centering Healthcare Institute

Member Spotlight: Centering Healthcare Institute By Perdita Henry The 86th Texas Legislative Session ended with a few healthcare triumphs for Texas women. We saw an increase in funds for the Women’s Health Programs, and an improvement to auto-enrollment notification for postpartum women into the Healthy Texas Women (HTW) program. Other potential improvements to the healthcare…

President, Erin Biscone, MSN, BSN, BA

Member Spotlight: Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse Midwives

Member Spotlight: Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse Midwives By Perdita Henry Eighty-Four-member organizations from all over the state of Texas are what make the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition strong. All of them with different expertise that aim to support and assist their clients, members, or associates. Collectively, they all share a passion for improving of…

Testimonial from Dr. Colleen Bridger of SAMHD

TWHC seeks to increase funding for and access to healthcare services for all Texas women. Our members include diverse organizations who share our commitment to this mission. This month, we caught up with Colleen Bridger, MPH, PhD, director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, to ask her why SAMHD finds value in membership. “After…

Health and Human Services Names 2018 Title X Grantees

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs recently announced the intended grantees for the Title X family planning service grants for fiscal year 2018. These grants are expected to be awarded no later than September 1, 2018, cover all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and six Pacific…