Resources for Parents/Caretakers
Be A Champion for Children’s Health. Join children’s hospitals and advocates from across the country to improve access to quality care for all children.
Navigate Life Texas is a website released by The Texas Interagency Task Force for Children with Special Needs for families of children with special health care needs. The website has content that includes articles, videos and links to other websites. Learn More.
Children’s Medicaid/CHIP provides health coverage for children in families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private health care coverage. Learn More.
Someday Starts Now is a website that provides tools to improve your health and the health of the baby you may have someday. Learn More.
Text4Baby. Sign up for Text4Baby text messages to get support throughout pregnancy and baby’s first year. These free text messages provide on-going tips on prenatal care, infant health, parenting and more.
Safe Sleeping Tips for You and Your Baby. Learn More
Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) is committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness and/or other special health care needs. Learn more.
March of Dimes provides information for pregnant women as part of its Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait® (HBWW) initiative. Learn More.
Take Time Texas offers family caregivers and service providers a variety of resources related to respite and caregiving, including a searchable database of over 900 respite providers around the state. Learn More.
Fire and Burn Prevention. A 2015 resource guide to fire safety and prevention. Learn More.
Texas Poison Center Network. For access to a network of nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, and physicians who have extensive education, training, and expertise in the field of toxicology. Learn More.
Parents Central – Keeping Kids Safe. NHTSA provides useful prevention resources on kids in hot cars, along with other resources for keeping your kids safe when they are on the move. Learn More.
Safe Kids is a website that provides child safety information. Learn More.
Children with Special Needs. The Department of State Health Services has put together a toolkit and list of resources to help children with special health care needs transitioning into adult care. Learn More.
Children with Cerebral Palsy. This website provides resources and support for children with cerebral palsy. Learn More.
The American Cancer Society provides an array of information on cancer and cancer research. Learn More.
MEDCARES Grant Program. The purpose of the grant program is to provide funds for developing and supporting regional programs to improve the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The funds are slated for hospitals or academic health centers with expertise in pediatric health care with a demonstrated commitment to developing basic programs in the same field for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Learn More
Resources Quick Links
- 2016 State of Texas Children Report
- 2010 Texas Facts from the U.S. Census
- 2017 Healthy Texas Babies Data Book
- Suffer the Little Children
- Budget Summary - June 2015
- Legislative Bill Summary - June 2015
- CHAT Testimony before Senate Finance Committee - February 19, 2015
- Texas Online, the Official Site of Texas State Government
- Texas Governor
- Texas Senate
- Texas House of Representatives
- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
- Texas Health and Human Services Commission
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Services