Dear friends,

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we share our appreciation for the support we have received throughout the year. We are grateful for the generosity of our backers and the hard work of our partners.

The Texas Campaign envisions a Texas where all teens reach their full potential by making healthy choices about their bodies and their futures. Our work lies in the intersection between the personal and the political - and it takes a village to enact positive change.

Please consider a gift in support of this vision. Your donation allows us to conduct important research, collect much needed data, advocate on behalf of Texas youth, collaborate with partners and allies, and train youth-serving professionals, parents, and policymakers. 

Happy Holidays! From our family to yours.

The Texas Campaign
Texas Campaign Symposium: Registration Now Open!
Are you ready to be part of an exciting event?  Join professionals from across Texas and beyond at this signature event to receive advanced training and technical support, access a network of experts with the latest information and best practices, and connect with others doing similar work.

We have an exciting agenda planned , and its packed with programming that is relevant to your work, and your community. We also have a few new things up our sleeves to make your time with us even more valuable! From pop-up sessions to information on self-care to our new, in-depth workshops, you won't want to miss it.  Continuing education credit for multiple disciplines will be provided for this event.  We'll see you there!
Welcome Our Two New Board Members!
Dr. Elisa Brown is an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology from The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Odessa, Texas. As a board member, Dr. Brown believes she can help bring some new insight from work on the ground in teen pregnancy prevention in West Texas. 
Dr. Teresa Baker has a combined private and academic Ob/Gyn practice with the University Physicians at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Amarillo, Texas. She is the Ob/Gyn residency program director and Co-Director of the InfantRisk Center. She is interested in teen pregnancy, postpartum depression, breastfeeding and promoting preventative medicine. 
 
Texas Youth-Friendly Initiative
This month, we are thrilled to share the testimonial of Cohort Three participant, Dr. Chinwe Efuribe with Lone Star Circle of Care. She shares, "TYFI [has] taught me to have more patience when I’m trying to advocate for things, even beyond adolescent care. When I advocate for youth and young people, it’s very important to be patient with the process... [and to give them] the platform to speak for themselves.”   Click here to learn how Dr. Efuribe and her team are embracing a higher standard of adolescent care through participation in TYFI. 
Texas Campaign Staffers Head to U.S. Capitol
This month, Texas Campaign Executive Director Molly Clayton and Policy & Data Analyst Jen Biundo, spent four days in Washington, DC, attending a sex education policy convening and conference put on by SIECUS . They spent a day on the Hill lobbying for two bills that would create funds for comprehensive sex education and linkage to services. They also got the chance to visit Congressman Doggett and Congressman Castro’s offices and continued building our relationships.
Texas Campaign's Executive Director Featured by One Voice
This month our Executive Director, Molly Clayton, had the honor of being One Voice Central Texas' Featured Member! To read more about Molly's non-profit journey and her tips for new executive directors, click below.
Texans Care for Children is Hiring!
Texans Care is hiring a new full-time Policy Associate for the day-to-day work on health coverage for children and families, including their work on reducing red tape in children’s Medicaid and expanding Medicaid to cover low-income adults. The new Policy Associate will represent Texans Care's team in the Children's Health Coverage Coalition, Cover Texas Now, and their partnership with Georgetown’s Center for Children and Families.
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