Maternal Health in Texas

About Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies

The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Unit is committed to improving the health and safety of mothers and children. MCH programs support the development of family-centered, community-based, coordinated systems of care.A picture of a Mother and Child.

MCH has many initiatives in place to advance women’s health. These initiatives form the Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies (HTMB) program.

The HTMB initiative coordinates efforts to address different levels of health prevention and promotion. HTMB uses proven strategies, data, and research to:

  • Increase health-promoting behaviors;
  • Strengthen professional support to women;
  • Improve community systems that work with women;
  • Reduce the barriers to healthy lifestyle choices; and
  • Support women’s health systems use of data and research to make decisions that will improve women’s safety. 

HTMB Projects: 

For more information about Maternal and Child Health regarding maternal health in Texas, please email