Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies


For all Texas babies to have a healthy, happy first birthday.

The Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies initiative was developed to help Texas communities decrease infant mortality using evidence-based interventions. It involves community stakeholders, health care providers, and insurance companies. An infant mortality reduction will improve our Texas babies and mothers' health and has the potential to save millions of dollars in health care costs.


  • To provide local partnerships and coalitions with major roles in shaping programs in their communities to reduce infant mortality using evidence-based interventions.
  • To reduce disparities in poor birth outcomes and maternal and infant mortality among Texans using participatory models of programming.
  • To reduce preterm birth in Texas by 8% over two years.

This website is designed for multiple users:

Make a difference in infant mortality and preterm birth in your community. Follow the links above to learn more about Texas infant mortality, find tools you can use in your work, and learn more about resources available to communities.

External links are informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.