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    Maternal & Child Health (MCH)   
    PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

    (512) 776-7373: Phone
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    TitleV@dshs.texas.gov

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COVID-19 Resources

This is a trying time for all families. We know it can be especially difficult for families who have a child or youth with a special health care need.

Here are some external resources to provide information to families about COVID-19.  

COVID-19 CSHCN-Specific Information

Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Toolkit for People with Disabilities

Materials for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers

Texas Transition Toolkit

The Texas Transition Toolkit is an online tool designed to help guide patients with special health care needs from pediatric health care to adult health care. This searchable database has articles on:

  • Health care transition for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN);
  • Tools used by different clinics and programs to facilitate health care transition for CYSHCN; and
  • Tools for developing your own health care transition program for CYSHCN. Texas A&M University School of Public Health developed this tool.

Neighborhood Navigator

The American Academy of Family Physicians developed this tool to help address social determinants of health. The website links users to thousands of local services that can assist with needs.

Link to Neighborhood Navigator: https://navigator.aafp.org/

Got Transition Preventive Care and Transition Toolkit

Got Transition, in collaboration with University of California San Francisco’s Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center, released " Incorporating Health Care Transition Services into Preventive Care for Adolescents and Young Adults: A Toolkit for Clinicians". This toolkit provides suggested questions and anticipatory guidance for clinicians to introduce health care transition during preventive visits with adolescents and young adults. The toolkit is available in both  English  and  Spanish.

The Texas Department of State Health Services does not endorse external links to other websites. These links are informational and may not be accessible to persons with disabilities. Please email TitleV@dshs.texas.gov for more information about CSHCN, Title V Maternal and Child Health, or maternal and child health in Texas, or call 512-776-7373.

Last updated April 27, 2022