Children’s Health in the News

  • Letter to Congress and The White House From the Nation’s Children’s Hospitals
  • 3-D Mapping Makes Sure Girl’s Heart Doesn’t Skip A Beat (Spectrum News, 04/17/2017) Read Article.
  • Legislature Should Preserve Medicaid for Children and Families (Fort-Worth Star Telegram, 04/14/2017) Read Article.
  • Texans Show Support of Child Abuse Prevention (Gainsville Dailey Register, 04/07/2017) Read Article.
  • What Do You Do When You Think You or Someone Else Might Hurt Your Child? (, 03/31/2017) Read Article.
  • Texas Families – Especially Texas Children – Need a Healthy Medicaid Program (Corpus Christi Caller Times, 03/09/2017) Read Article.
  • Testing Crucial in Reducing STD Rates (, 02/28/2017) Read Article.
  • Texting and Driving in Texas Needs to Stop (,  02/28/2017) Read Article.
  • Pressure on GOP to Revamp Health Law Grows, Along With Rifts (U.S. News & World Report, 02/27/2017) Read Article.
  • A Divided White House Still Offers Little Guidance on Replacing Obamacare (The Washington Post, 02/26/2017) Read Article.
  • Report Warns of State Money Fallout From Health Law Repeal (, 02/26/2017) Read Article and Watch Video.
  • Smoky Haze: Curb Youth Tobacco Use to Lower Future Healthcare Costs (Houston Chronicle, 02/24/2017) Read Article.
  • Protecting Health: A Misguided Anti-Vaccine Movement Puts the Medically Vulnerable Among Us at Risk (Houston Chronicle, 02/23/2017) Read Article.
  • Legislature Must Not Cut Health Care Now (Beaumont Enterprise, 02/23/2017) Read Article.
  • Republican-Led States Push to Reshape Their Medicaid Program (The Wall Street Journal, 02/23/2017) Read Article.
  • Budget Writer Says Rainy Day Fund Must Be on the Table (Corpus Christi Caller Times, 02/23/2017) Read Article.
  • CPS Foster Care Overhaul Bill Advances to Full Senate (Corpus Christi Caller Times, 02/22/2017) Read Article.


  • Texans Care for Children on Early Childhood Intervention. Read More
  • The Annual Report and Data Book is an overview of the department’s programs, services, performance, and accomplishments, and a comprehensive statistical resource of Department of Family and Protective Services for the fiscal year beginning September 1st through August 31st.  Learn More.
  • America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-being, 2016 is the 17th of a compendium of indicators depicting important aspects of children’s lives, drawn from statistics reported to 23 federal agencies. Learn More.
  • Children’s Health Coverage Rate Now at Historic High of 95 Percent.  Learn More.