The Texas Perinatal Association Awards Grants

Your Membership Dollars at Work

The Texas Perinatal Association is pleased to announce that 4 grants totaling $5000 were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Healthy Families San Angelo “Steps to Success” program - San Angelo- Healthy Families San Angelo provides intensive, long-term services and education to young parents (ages 14-20) enrolled in their program.
  • Angel Layettes - Tyler – Angel Layettes provides comfort, love and dignity in the midst of one of life's greatest tragedies, the loss of a child prior to birth and those who die shortly after birth, by providing hospitals, birth centers, and families with much needed items that are especially suited for the small and fragile bodies, and beautifully appropriate to bring honor and dignity to the life of a precious child. This program provides custom designed burial layettes and keepsakes free of charge for families whose infants died in the NICU.
  • Little Babies/Big Needs – Midland College - Will support education of providers and consumers in the Permian Basin by giving them opportunities to practice skills on preemie-sized manikins prior to being discharged home.
  • University Medical Center/ TTUHSC-El Paso “Transfer from Home Birth to Hospital– A Multidisciplinary Approach” – El Paso. University Medical Center El Paso in conjunction with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso will provide a one day education summit to improve the continuity of care and patient experiences for patients and families transferring care from out of hospital birth settings to a hospital setting.
With these funds, local organizations will be able to provide continuing education for practitioners, families and caregivers using the multidisciplinary team approach; develop future leaders in Perinatal Health; and present family and consumer education opportunities.