Children’s Defense Fund Texas

The Children's Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF-Texas (CDF-TX) works statewide to raise awareness and represent the interests of Texas children, connect children and families to health care programs and services that help meet their needs, coordinate support and form policy solutions for health care legislative action. See below for more information about CDF-TX’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • Texas KidsWell Partners Comment on State of Children’s Health Coverage Children Report

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    TX: Children’s Defense Fund – Texas and Texas Well and Healthy issued a press release commenting on the report released by the Georgetown Center on Children and Families examining the state of children’s health coverage. The release notes that although Texas’ uninsured rate declined by 4.4% between 2008 and 2013, the state still has the second highest rate of uninsured children in the nation at 12.6%. Dr. Laura Guerra-Cardus, associate director of the Children’s Defense Fund–Texas and a co-lead of the Texas Well and Healthy Campaign, stated, “[u]nfortunately, hundreds of thousands of Texas children and their parents are uninsured, which not only puts these families at risk, but hurts the local economy.”

  • CDF-TX Promotes Enrollment on Spanish-Language News

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    TX: Dr. Laura Guerra-Cardus, associate director for the Children’s Defense Fund-Texas (CDF-TX), was interviewed on Univision, the Spanish-language channel, about the ACA’s new health insurance options and importance of enrolling before March 31st

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