Raising Texas is a statewide, collaborative effort to strengthen Texas’ system of services for young children and families so that all children enter school healthy and ready to learn. Raising Texas promotes evidence-based practice and increases the coordination between health, behavioral health, and education services. The Raising Texas strives to improve the current system of services across four major service delivery areas: Access to Insurance and Medical Home, Social-Emotional Development and Mental Health, Early Care and Education; Parent Education and Family Support.
The work of Raising Texas is guided by community and stakeholder input. Raising Texas Implementation Teams consist of content expert staff, external stakeholders, and family members focused in the four major service delivery areas. Implementation Teams are the first level of decision making towards the implementation of the goals, objectives, and activities outlined within the Raising Texas Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems plan. Actions that require policy, commitment of agency resources or high level cross agency coordination are forwarded to the Raising Texas Steering Committee.
Raising Texas recognizes organizations that demonstrate leadership, innovation, and overall excellence in providing support and services to families and children in Texas communities. Click here to learn more about Raising Texas Community Partners.