Child Health in Texas

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Children will go through a lot of changes. At a very young age, there are periods of quick physical growth. Then they will develop cognitive, social, and life skills. They also begin to build habits and behaviors that impact their future health. Maternal and Child Health (MCH) focuses on supporting Texas families as their children grow.    

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)  

For information and resources about COVID-19 and child health, please visit the following links:

COVID-19 Information

o    Dial 2-1-1, then choose Option 6 (available 24/7)

Coping Strategies & Mental Health

o    1-833-986-1919 (available 24/7)


Distance/Home Learning

Resources for Families

These resources are specific for families with children ages 1 to 12 years, for COVID-19 resources specific to children with special healthcare needs, visit the DSHS website.    

Last updated December 1, 2021