Resource Guides Now Available
As per HB 1240 enacted by the 81st Legislative Session, DSHS announces the availability of
Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy Children. This developmental resource guide is only
available free of charge to prenatal care providers, including hospitals, birthing centers,
physicians, nurse midwives, and midwives, who provide prenatal care or deliver an infant of a
pregnant woman enrolled in Medicaid. The resource guide should only be distributed by providers
to Medicaid-enrolled women receiving the above mentioned services, the father of the infant, or
another adult caregiver.
Orders must be placed in a bulk amount to exceed 100 in order to receive the guides free of charge
and orders may be placed for up to a one-year supply. To ensure prompt processing of your order,
please include in the additional information box, “For HB 1240”.
For providers, families or other interested parties who do not meet the statutory requirements of
this legislation (and are not eligible to receive the resource guide for free), guides may purchased
through Texans Care for Children at texanscareforchildren.org.
For bulk orders of 100 or more, the guides are $1 each. For individual purchases, the guides are available
for $10 each.