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) at UT Austin, the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (Campaign), and the Texas Alliance for Child and Family Services (Alliance) are partners with statewide focus that have expertise in advocacy, training, research, evaluation, and collaboration. Healthy Futures of Texas (Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio), the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (NTARUPT) (Dallas), and the Campaign in collaboration with the Harris County Youth Collective (Houston) focus on providing culturally sensitive sexual health education in their respective communities.
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 https://opa.hhs.gov.