Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) aims to improve the health of women of childbearing age, adolescents, children, infants, and children with special health care needs.

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Texans can dial 2-1-1 (option 6) for information on COVID-19 and local community resources on health care, utilities, food, housing and more. For more information and resources about COVID-19, visit the Department of State Health Services COVID-19 page.

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) aims to improve the health of women of childbearing age, adolescents, children, infants, and children with special health care needs. Our staff supports the development of family-centered, community-based, coordinated systems of care.

Publications

DSHS produces several publications, some of which are mandated by the Texas Legislature.

Topics include:

  • Parenting and information for parents of newborns
  • Safe sleep for babies
  • Umbilical cord blood banking
  • Activities for children in child care

You can find a description of each publication and a link to order them on the DSHS webpage.