June Meeting Recap

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend our June meeting. If you were unable to attend, here is a recap. We hope to see you next month for the Coalition's July meeting!

Coalition Updates and Announcements

  • Call for presenters for July meeting! Let us know your ideas for speakers for our July meeting.
  • Joy will be stepping down from her role as Communications Chair this month. If you would like to assist with administrative assistance for the Coalition, please let Rory know.
  • An official website for the Coalition is coming!! The new site will include meeting updates and a resources page. Please email your agency's info so we can get you listed.
  • Partner Event: Healthy Texas Babies is offering a pilot test of health classes for women who are not pregnant in collaboration with El Buen Samaritano that starts next Wednesday, June 14th. The group will meet from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm for five Wednesdays. A $50 gift card will be given to all participants at the end of the program. For more information, please contact Rachel Farley.

Download the complete meeting minutes.


Dr. Jeannique Norbert from Empower Chiropractic presented on the physiological benefits of prenatal chiropractic care. Download the presentation.

Melissa Bentley from the Pregnancy and Postpartum Health Alliance presented on perinatal mood disorders and how PSI and PPHA can help support Austin area moms. Download the presentation.

Upcoming Events

June 12-14
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Symposium
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78230

The Texas NAS Symposium seeks to educate providers and the medical community on models of care to work with women who have taken opioids during pregnancy and their babies who have been exposed to drugs in the womb.

From prescribed painkillers to illicit drugs such as heroin, each drug produces its own specific spectrum of effects on a newborn. Symposium education sessions are designed to help health care professionals work with the mother in decreasing opioid dependence, as well as help in understanding how to care for a substance-exposed child.

Target Audience: Medical Providers, Mental Health Providers, Treatment Providers, Child Welfare Professionals, Community Health Providers, Residents or Students who are interested in increasing their knowledge about NAS.

Registration fee is $50 and CEUs will be available. Anticipate 200 people attending this year.


Wednesdays, June 14-July 19 | 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Women’s Health
El Buen Samaritano
7000 Woodhue Drive, A226, Austin 78745

This FREE class is a series for women interested in setting health goals. Participants will learn about their general health, emotional health and family planning. A $50 Visa gift card will be given to all participants at the end of the 5 sessions. For more information please call 512-439-8915.

June 24
Texas PPHA “Climb Out of the Darkness”
Butler Park, 1000 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Join us at the base of the winding path, close to the Liz Carpenter splash pad. We will climb Doug Sahm Hill and enjoy the beautiful view of Austin at the top!


June 30 | 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Immunization Workshop for Health Care Professionals
Baylor Scott & White Round Rock, Longhorn Room
302 University Blvd, Round Rock, TX

This free training is offered by the Williamson County & Cities Health District and is designed to offer the latest on childhood vaccines. This workshop is open to anyone involved in the administration, scheduling, and care of persons receiving vaccines and for those involved in managing immunization records of children in schools and child care facilities. Lunch will be provided. To register contact Anggie Lewis at 512-248-7622 or Anggie.Lewis@wilco.org by Wednesday June 21st.