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Healthy Texas Babies Provider Initiatives


Continuing Education

initiativesHealthy Texas Babies continuing education opportunities are planned through the TRAIN Texas Grand Rounds program, through Texas Health Steps online modules and on-site training opportunities at university locations across the state.

Provider Recommendations to Reduce Infant Mortality

Healthy Texas Babies is an initiative to reduce preterm birth and infant mortality in Texas. The Provider Workgroup of the Expert Panel developed two recommendations for DSHS to implement through Healthy Texas Babies:

Source for Texas-specific data

Data specific to Texas birth outcomes can be accessed through the Healthy Texas Babies website. This includes information on low birth weight, smoking rates among pregnant women and racial disparities in birth outcomes.

Links to educational resources

Healthy Texas Babies has compiled a number of educational Resources for Providers to link to from this website. These include modules on cultural competence, research on best practices in childbirth, and other topics.


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services

Last updated March 27, 2019