The Texas Innovation Network is composed of partners that represent both the child welfare and adolescent health systems. This includes researchers, program developers, trainers, advocates, educators, and service providers that are committed to improving optimal health outcomes for youth in foster care.

The Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing (TXICFW) leads the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative, guides intervention development and testing, develops infrastructure and communications strategies, and creates a foundation for sustaining the initiative. The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies contributes expertise in child welfare, provides training for foster caregivers and child welfare professionals, and promotes innovative practices in child welfare. Healthy Futures of Texas, with its expert team of sexual health educators, facilitates training in communities across Texas so that youth have information and resourced needed to make well-informed sexual health decisions.

This Initiative is supported by the Office of Population Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as part of a financial assistance award totaling $5.4 million dollars with 100 percent funded by Office of Population Affairs/OASH/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by Office of Population Affairs/OASH/HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit