Texans Care for Children

Texans Care for Children brings Texans together for the purpose of bettering children's lives. Nonpartisan, nonprofit, and home-grown in Texas, Texans Care for Children acts as a voice for children, a source on children, and a network for people who put kids first. For over 25 years, the agency has led policy advances to ensure more Texas kids are healthy, secure, and thriving. Through policy analysis, statewide coalitions, grassroots campaigns and research, Texans Care improves conditions for children in the areas of health, mental health and development, poverty, child protection, and juvenile justice. See below for more information about Texans Care for Children’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

  • Texans Care for Children Announced Children's Policy Conference

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    TX: Texans Care for Children announced a one day Children’s Policy Conference which will be held February 6, 2013 in Austin, Texas. The agenda will focus on ideas for building opportunities for all Texas children; review Texas’s politics with policy strategists Harold Cook & Ted Delisi; and identify opportunities for outreach to state leaders and communities. 
  • Texans Care for Children Announced a Children's Policy Conference to Determine Opportunities for Outreach to State Leaders and Communities

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    TX: Texans Care for Children announced a one day Children’s Policy Conference which will be held February 6, 2013 in Austin, Texas. The agenda will focus on ideas for building opportunities for all Texas children; review Texas’s politics with policy strategists Harold Cook & Ted Delisi; and identify opportunities for outreach to state leaders and communities.
  • Texans Care for Children Highlighted a Woman's Efforts to Save Early Childhood Intervention Services from State Budget Cuts

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    TX: Texas Care For Children’s newsletter highlights a story of a woman with 2-year-old twins who took action to save early childhood intervention services from state budget cuts. 
  • KidsWell Texas Partners Hosted a Conversation on Twitter Following the Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

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    TX: Texans Care for Children, in partnership with First Focus and MomsRising, hosted a conversation on Twitter (#Kids2012) following the October presidential and vice presidential debates. Texas Care for Children also encouraged Texans to “speak up” for children on social media websites, the Texas Care for Children Blog, and in candidate forums.
  • Texans for Children Released a New Website About Texas Children's Needs

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    TX: Texans Care for Children released a new and user-friendly website that will make it easier for users to learn about Texas children’s needs and how to get involved.
  • Texans Care for Children Requested Feedback

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    Texans Care for Children released their 2012 survey in an effort to collect feedback and input so that they may better serve state residents and Texas children.  The survey will be open until June 30th.
  • KidsWell Texas Partners Featured in Article for Hosting Free Seminar on ACA

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    The Waco Tribune-Herald published an article highlighting a free seminar organized by the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP), Texas Well and Healthy (TWAH), the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) – Texas, Texans Care for Children and Engage Texas designed to provide an overview of changes due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The article noted that although the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ACA is scheduled to be released in the Summer, the organizations holding the event believe that it is still “worth the effort to educate people about the law in its current version.”  The same group has hosted similar seminars throughout Texas.
  • Texans Care for Children Released Resources to Help Voters Advocate for Children's Health

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    Texans Care for Children released a new resource and voter guide presenting how constituents and child advocates can highlight children’s issues during the 2012 elections. The guide offers (1) questions about children’s issues to ask in candidate forums; (2) background on federal programs for kids, including why services exist and how they shape the future; (3) strategies for bringing attention to children’s issues in local state and community races; and (4) ideas on how to make individual voices heard in an election year.
  • KidsWell Texas Partners Launched Texas Well and Healthy Campaign

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     KidsWell Texas, comprised of Engage Texas, The Center for Public Policy Priorities, Children’s Defense Fund – Texas, and Texans Care for Children, launched Texas Well and Healthy, a statewide, grassroots campaign to organize thousands of parents, faith leaders, young adults, and small business owners, alongside other concerned residents, to ensure more children and adults have access to quality, affordable care. The campaign works toward effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act and protection of health care programs, like CHIP and Medicaid. “Texas Well and Healthy will help bring together the Texans who believe that you should be able to see a doctor when you need to in our state,” said Anne Dunkelberg, associate director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities. “State leaders can stand up and be forward-thinking about what we want for the health and future of this state. And every-day Texans can stand up and join this campaign to demand some change for Texas.”

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