State Unveils New Healthy Texas Women Website
Provides Easy Access to Information on Programs for Low-Income Women
AUSTIN – State Senator Jane Nelson, Representative Jim Keffer and Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek, M.D., today unveiled Healthy Texas Women, a new one-stop hub created to help women connect with family planning programs and other state services.
"Texas supports many health care programs and services for women, and this new website brings all those services in one place," Janek said. "We're incredibly grateful for the support Senator Nelson, Representative Keffer and other state leaders have devoted to this project."
The new site, www.healthytexaswomen.com, is available in English and Spanish. Visitors to Healthy Texas Women can “pick, submit and connect” to find information on available options for everything from general health care to breast and cervical cancer screening, pregnancy testing to prenatal care, and smoking cessation to mental health treatment.
“Healthy Texas Women is a one-stop site for women seeking health services," Nelson said. "By answering a few simple questions, women will be able to determine which program is right for them, which providers in their community participate and what services are available. This website is exactly what I had in mind for helping to make these programs more accessible and user-friendly.”
“The new site is a natural extension of the work the state is doing to expand the reach of women’s health care for low-income Texans,” Keffer said.
Healthy Texas Women is a joint-effort by the Health and Human Services Commission and the Department of State Health Services, and the agencies will promote the new website to clients using a wide-range of existing communication channels.
The site was gifted to the state using funds from a charity event hosted by Keffer and Nelson for The Empowerment Project, a Texas non-profit organization dedicated to helping low-income and underserved communities with tools to enhance their lives.