AUSTIN, TX — On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services awarded $5.2 million to Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) in grant funding to support its Nurse Family Partnership program. Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa was a co-author of SB 156 (80R), establishing this grant program.
Senator Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“The nurse-family partnership program is a critical program that has achieved amazing results. This program works with first-time mothers to promote successful outcomes for both mom and baby. Since we established this program 15 years ago, nearly 18,000 families have been served, with 9 out of 10 moms seeing positive results for themselves and their family.
I am excited to see the continued growth and support of the nurse family partnership program operated by Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. To date, DHR has been awarded nearly $12.5 million to help support these new families. Through this work, we are not only creating better physical and mental health outcomes for children and moms, but simultaneously preventing children from entering into the foster care system. By making smart investments to support families on the front end, we can save the state money both in terms of child protective services and health care. But more importantly, we strengthen these families and help create an environment where all children are able to grow up happy, healthy, and able to achieve their dreams.”