Women's and Maternal Health
David Lakey, MD
Vice Chancellor for Population Health and Chief Medical Officer at The University of Texas System and Senior Advisor to the President and Isadore Roosth Distinguished Professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
University of Texas System
The Healthy Families Initiative is an ongoing collaboration between Texas Health and Human Services, academic researchers, and community partners working together to improve pregnancy-related outcomes in Texas within a health equity awareness framework. The project seeks to identify and understand how evidence-based practices and partnerships organically develop in communities and to examine feasibility, reach and appropriateness of these practices within the project sites. Ultimately, what is learned through this project will inform efforts and recommendations across Texas communities and beyond. Presenters will highlight evidence-based interventions implemented within the project sites and will share lessons learned, successes and opportunities.