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Resources for Local Coalitions

Below are several links to educational and informational resources local coalitions may find useful. If you would like to suggest any additions to this list, please email titlev@dshs.texas.gov.  

peristats-190 Peristats
Developed by the March of Dimes Perinatal Data Center, the PeriStats Website provides free access to US, state, county and city maternal & infant health data.
baby The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to encourage and recognize hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for infant feeding.

Texas10 Texas Ten Step Program
Facilities are taking the extra steps to earn the prestigious Texas Ten Step designation for encouraging breastfeeding for all moms. The program, developed by the Texas Hospital Association (THA) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), requires breastfeeding training for all facility staff and outlines specific steps to ensure breastfeeding support.
TCHlogo Think Cultural Health
The goal of Think Cultural Health is to advance health equity at every point of contact through the development and promotion of culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Our continuing education programs are designed to help individuals at all levels and in all disciplines promote health and health equity.
NPA National Partnership for Action: Toolkit for Community Action
The National Partnership for Action: Toolkit for Community Action will help individuals, communities and organizations from the public and private sectors work together to implement programs and policies and engage with the NPA to reach that goal.

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs.


External links are informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Last updated June 8, 2022