2015 Symposium draws nearly 200 from across Texas 
The Texas Campaign's 4th Annual Symposium was a tremendous success, playing host to nearly 200 attendees, 20 sponsors, 40+ informative presenters, and an abundance of great sessions! Held in San Antonio, Texas, this unique event focused on creating a Texas Roadmap to promote teen pregnancy prevention in the state of Texas. Both national and local experts were on hand to talk exclusively about what Texas can do to advance our prevention tactics. Participants learned what success looks like through panel discussions, presentations, and facilitated conversations that aimed to inspire and incite action while also receiving tactical advice and educational materials to build their capacity to get there. 

If you attended the symposium and would like offer your feedback, please click here to take the post-event survey. The Texas Campaign would also like the thank our sponsors for supporting not just this event, but the families and youth who call Texas home. Click here for a complete sponsor list. 

You're Invited... 7th Annual Emerging Tech Conference

Today, more than ever, we rely on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and other online tools to keep in touch and make new connections. Join others at this exciting event where you will learn about new interactive and electronic platforms to help promote community health. This is a great opportunity for those who want to learn how to better serve their clients using technology and for those interested in learning more about the growth and power of social media and technology. Click here to learn more. 

7th Annual Emerging Tech Conference
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
United Way of Houston,  50 Waugh Drive,  Houston, Texas 77007
Registration cost: $25.00

This year's conference is brought to you by  Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic,  The University of Texas Prevention and Research Center,  The Baylor College of Medicine Center for Reproductive Medicine,  and The Spirit Golf Association. 


The Texas Campaign is proud to present this year's David C. Wiley Award to Janet P. Realini, MD, MPH. Dr. Realini is a nationally recognized physician devoted to reducing teen and unplanned pregnancy. After a successful career in academic family medicine, she served as Medical Director of Family Planning at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, where she founded the City of San Antonio's teen pregnancy prevention program, Project WORTH. Dr. Realini authored Big Decisions a Texas-friendly, "Abstinence-Plus" sexuality curriculum for teens, which is used by a growing number of Texas school districts and community agencies. In 2006, Dr. Realini founded Healthy Futures, a non-profit that works to support the development of strong families and communities. She has served as President of the the organization since its inception.  

National Campaign Webinar

Two-thirds of young Republicans believe that every woman should have access to affordable, effective birth control, according to a new research report released last week by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. "Young Republicans don't leave their ideology behind when thinking about expanding contraceptive access, and they certainly favor limited government," says report author and Republican strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson. "However, within that context, they want to know how to make sure that the most effective methods of birth control are available to those who want them." Anderson will be discussing findings from the report in a free webinar taking place April 29, at 2pm CST. Click here to register. 


The 84th session of the Texas Legislature is well past the midway point and will soon be headed into its final days of the regular session. Though the session's days are numbered, there is still a lot of work to be done related to reproductive rights and healthcare. If you've ever wondered how you can add your voice in support of issues that are near and dear to you, read on for some easy guidelines. 

1. Determine your district and the Senate and House members who represent you. Click here to look up your representatives using your address. Email them about those causes that are important to you.
2. Learn more about the issues and related legislation. Find out who authored specific bills and where they are in the legislative process. Click here to view a list of bills by category.
3. Want to go beyond an email? Click here to learn how you can register for or against bills and testify at the Texas Capitol.
4. Follow the status of bills through the Texas Legislature process by using Texas Legislature Online. Click here to learn more. 



The 14th annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is less than a month away!


On May 6, 2015, and throughout the month of May, teens nationwide will be asked to visit StayTeen.org to participate in the popular National Day Quiz, which challenges teens to think carefully about what they might do "in the moment." The message of the National Day is simple and straightforward: Sex has consequences.


Looking for simple ways to get involved in the National Day? We've got you covered. Whether you have one minute or one hour, we have a variety of ideas and activities to help you support the National Day; download the Ideas for Getting Involved toolkit here.



To improve the quality of life for children, families, and communities across Texas by preventing unintended teen pregnancies