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Thank you for visiting the Healthy Women, Healthy Families coalition online!
We are a Texas coalition of more than 25 organizations conducting a survey and story-sharing project.
Did you know...?
  • Texas has the nation’s highest rate of women of childbearing age with no health insurance
  • 35% of babies in Texas are born to women who have received inadequate prenatal care
  • 25% of Texas children live in poverty
  • Texas is one of the ten states with the highest percentage of women over 40 who have not had a mammogram in the past ten years
Certain populations – women of color, low-income women, and disabled women, to name just a few – are even more impacted by healthcare inequities:
  • Black and Latina women have the highest death rates from cervical cancer, and mortality is even higher for Latinas living near the Texas-Mexico border
  • Half of all Texas women giving birth must rely on Medicaid to cover their child's birth
  • Women with disabilities are often denied reproductive and other types of healthcare, or given substandard care compared to non-disabled women
Healthy Women, Healthy Families has two goals:
  1. To improve access to women's healthcare services in Texas
  2. To improve the quality of existing services.
Our coalition partners work on a broad range of issue areas including social work, reproductive health, community development, LGBT rights, and civil liberties. We work to reflect the lived experiences of many communities, not just those who have the resources and institutional power to advocate for their own needs. We hope you will join us!
  • If you don't live in Texas but know women who do, encourage them to take the survey.
  • Ask local organizations if they will put surveys in their waiting room or tell their members about this project.
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about Healthy Women, Healthy Families - contact Katie Mahoney, Project Coordinator, for tips and sample letters.
  • If you're on Facebook, become a fan of the project and help spread the word!
  • Our coalition partner organizations have many areas of focus, not just women's health, and we are always looking for new partners.  If you or your organization might be interested in joining the coalition, please visit our Coalition Partners page to learn more.

Healthy Women Healthy Families Coalition • PO Box 684602 • Austin, TX 78768 • (512) 462-1661