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2018 Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Outreach Survey Report

The 2018 CYSHCN Outreach Survey Report has been released. The report contains data about CYSHCN and their families with regard to medical home, transition to adulthood, and community inclusion. See below for a link to the English report. The Spanish report will be available soon.

2018 CYSHCN Survey Report – English 

CSHCN Needs Assessment  

The Texas Department of State Health Services Maternal and Child Health Section is asking families to take part in a survey to find out more about services for children with special health care needs in Texas. The information you share will give us an idea of what needs to be done to better serve children and youth with special health care needs. Parents/caregivers of CSHCN and young adults with special health care needs age 18 and older are eligible for the survey. Click here for more information.  

English Surveys

Spanish Surveys

Request a paper survey by contacting us at MCHEpi@dshs.texas.gov  or (512) 776-2296.

Texas Transition Toolkit Now Live

Texas Transition Toolkit is an online tool designed to help providers guide their patients with special health care needs from pediatric health care to adult health care. The website includes a searchable database of peer-reviewed articles on health care transition for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), a searchable database of 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. This tool was developed by Texas A&M University School of Public Health.

Neighborhood Navigator

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

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

New Got Transition Preventive Care and Transition Toolkit Available

Got Transition, in collaboration with University of California San Francisco’s (UCSF) Adolescent and Young Adult Health National Resource Center, has 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.

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.  For more information about Children with Special Health Care Needs, Title V Maternal and Child Health, or information regarding maternal and child health in Texas, please email TitleV@dshs.texas.gov or call (512) 776-7373.   


External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services.  For more information about Children with Special Health Care Needs, Title V Maternal and Child Health, or information regarding maternal and child health in Texas, please email TitleV@dshs.texas.gov or call (512) 776-7373.

Last updated September 20, 2019