Educational Opportunities - Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies

Educational Opportunities

Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies is committed to providing clinicians, parents, and men and women of childbearing age with opportunities to become more informed about health topics that influence infant mortality in our state. To that end, DSHS has organized multiple learning opportunities for community health workers, promotores, nurses, physicians, mid-level clinicians, social workers, health care administrators, and others.

Grand Rounds

DSHS offers Grand Rounds in the fall and spring of each year. To learn more about DSHS Grand Rounds, visit /grandrounds/.

Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait Kentucky – Ruth Ann Shepherd

TexasAIM – An Evidence-Based Approach to Reduce Infant Mortality in Texas 

Avoidance of Nonmedically indicated Early-Term Deliveries and Associated Neonatal Morbidities 

Progesterone for Prevention of Preterm Birth 

Antenatal Glucocorticoids: Where are We After Forty Years?

Healthy Texas Babies and Babies: Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Rates

    Texas Health Steps Online Module on Reducing Non-Medically Indicated Deliveries Prior to 39 Weeks

    DSHS developed a Texas Health Steps Module for physicians, nurses, and other professionals that will provide one free Continuing Education Credit. The module covers the importance of a 39-week gestation for a healthy pregnancy and provides guidance for providers on how to effectively communicate with patients and their families on this topic. This module can be accessed directly at or by visiting the Texas Health Steps website at

    The Texas Department of State Health Services provides external links as resources but does not endorse any site. For more information about Maternal and Child Health or maternal and child health in Texas, please email or call 512-776-7373.