What's New & Upcoming!



What's New in Adolescent Health? Check it out!  

  • April 2019 - Texas Youth Action Network (TYAN) website is now available! There are many ways to become involved with TYAN. Find the one that works best for you. Join the email newsletter. TYAN sends regular updates on tips, strategies, and other interesting material on Youth-Adult Partnerships and Positive Youth Development. To receive these ideas in your inbox, send a message.
    • Connect with TYAN on social media. Get ideas and join the discussion on engaging youth by following TYAN’s social media:
    • Use the tools and resources you find on the site. 
      • The organizational readiness assessment, Youth-Adult Partnership (YAP 101), and Start a YAP page provide comprehensive, structured support to creating and implementing Youth-Adult Partnerships in your community.
      • Browse through the resources to focus on topics most relevant to you.

To find out more information, email tyan@ppri.tamu.edu and visit https://tyan.tamu.edu  

  • January 2019 – DSHS’ Texas Healthy Adolescent Initiative (THAI) has a new name – Texas Youth Action Network/TYAN – to go along with changes in this project. A new website for TYAN will be released soon with resources on Positive Youth Development, Authentic Youth Engagement, and online training. Stay tuned!
  • December 2018 – from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)- Behavioral Health Equity is the right to access quality health care for all populations regardless of the individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, geographical location and social conditions through prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use conditions and disorders. SAMHSA recently updated their resources on Behavioral Health Equity.
  • June 2018 - Big news! The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data. You can connect to Youth Online at the CDC website by following this link.  


For more information, please contact us at:

Texas Department of State Health Services
Maternal & Child Health
PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
Austin, TX 78714-9347
(512) 776-7373: Phone
(512) 458-7658: Fax


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These external links may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. For more information about Maternal and Child Health or information regarding adolescent health in Texas, please email TitleV@dshs.texas.gov or call (512) 776-7373.


Last updated April 10, 2019