Texas Becomes 4th State to Launch Universal Baby Box University Program to Equip New Parents to give their Babies a Healthy Start in LifeTexas Children's Health Plan
Encourage your patients to be a part of the Baby Box movement, which promotes safe sleep for infants! Texas has become the 4th state to launch Baby Box University, which helps new parents give their babies a healthy start in life. The Baby Box program is designed to encourage mothers to get prenatal care and promote a good relationship between moms-to-be and their doctors.
By completing an online syllabus through the company’s educational platform, Baby Box University, all new and expecting parents in Texas will receive a Baby Box to ensure their infants have a safe, equitable start in life. The program will provide education to distribute up to 400,000 free Baby Boxes, which is the estimated number of Texan babies expected be delivered within one year, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Texas Children’s Health Plan and The Center for Children and Women are pleased to participate as partners for the Texas program
“We are very proud to be partnering with what I feel is a much needed program in the Texas healthcare system,” said Dr. Lisa Hollier, Chief Medical Officer for Texas Children’s Health Plan, Medical Director of The Center for Children and Women, and president of ACOG. “Our members and patients are what matters most to our organization, and to be able to provide such a benefit to our pregnant mothers – the education, support and supplies every new mother needs to successfully care for her baby – warms my heart and aligns with our primary goal and promise, which is to help create a healthier future for our children.”
Patients can find out how to get their free Baby Box by going to BabyBoxUniversity.com and registering as a Texas resident. After a short course and quiz, they will get instructions on how to receive their Baby Box.