Children’s Health in the News

  • Statewide Research Program Expected to Advance Understanding of Causes of Childhood Cancer (10/19/2016) Read Article
  • Goal of Childhood Obesity Policies: Balance ‘Energy-In,’ ‘Energy Out’ (The Houston Chronicle, 8/27/2016) Read more
  • Texas Becomes First State to Issue Standing Order for Mosquito Repellent to Fight Zika (08/15/2016) Read More.
  • The Children’s Hospital Association of Texas Offers Seven Tips to Avoid Zika Virus (08/08/2016) Learn More.
  • Dell Children’s Researchers Map Child Abuse Cases. (KVUE, ABC Austin, 07/14/2016) Read Article and Watch Video.
  • Researchers Map Hot Spots for Child Maltreatment in Travis County. (Austin American Statesman, 07/14/2016) Read Article.
  • Children with Asthma Complications Getting Better, Faster Care at Emergency Rooms in Texas. (KTBC-TV, Fox Austin, 07/03/2016) Read Article and Watch Video.
  • Improvement in Asthma Treatment Programs. (KENS5, CBS San Antonio, 07/03/2016) Read Article and Watch Video.
  • Texas A&M System and Driscoll Children’s Hospital Announce Global Institute of Hispanic Health (06/28/2016) Read Article
  • Children’s Hospital Group Hopes to Build on Asthma Successes. (KXAN-TV, NBC Austin, 06/22/2016) Read Article and Watch Video.
  • Congratulations to the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio. They are the first free-standing children’s hospital in San Antonio!
  • Texas Hospitals Develop Rapid Zika Test. (USA Today,  02/23/2016) 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.