The Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition is a coalition of organizations promoting access to preventive healthcare for all Texas women.  TWHC is working toward the vision of a state where every woman has access to the preventive and preconception care that will help her stay healthy and prepare for healthy, planned pregnancies.

The Coalition is maintained through the generous support of the Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. We are deeply grateful for their underwriting.



2014-2015 Legislative Session Agenda:
The Coalition’s legislative agenda, which lays out our priorities for the 84th Legislature, is below.

TWHC Legislative Agenda



11/17/14 Legislative Briefing:
On November 17, 2014, TWHC Steering Committee Chair Dr. Janet Realini spoke with legislative staff and other interested parties about the current state of funding for women’s healthcare. Her presentation can be found here. Thanks to the generosity of Methodist Healthcare Ministries and NOWCastSA, a video recording of the event was live-streamed and is available here.

2014 Fact Sheets:

TWHC urges Texas lawmakers to increase funding for women’s preventive healthcare in the 84th Legislative Session.  Read our October 2014 fact sheet to learn more:

Increase Funding for Texas Women

For information about long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), read our November 2014 fact sheet:

Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives


Earlier TWHC Fact Sheets and Policy Briefs:

Protect Women’s Health Funding, No Consolidation

83rd Legislature Restores Funding for Women’s Health

The Coalition thanks our Women’s Health Heroes


Looking for more information about family planning in Texas? Check out the TXPEP Family Planning Data Finder!


Need more background?  Want to know all the details and see all the references?  Read our Issue Brief, Texas Women’s Healthcare in Crisis, to learn more about the reasons we are concerned and the solutions we seek.

Coalition Members

as of March 2015

Members of the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition are organizations that endorse the TWHC Principles. By endorsing the Principles, Organizational Members agree to be publicly associated with the coalition.

Steering Committee Members
Center for Public Policy Priorities
District XI (Texas) American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Healthy Futures of Texas
Texas Academy of Family Physicians
Methodist Healthcare Ministries
Teaching Hospitals of Texas
Texans Care for Children
Texas Association of Community Health Centers
Texas Medical Association

General Membership
Access Esperanza Clinics Inc.
Amistad Community Health Center
Austin Advanced Practice Nurses
Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility
Brazos Valley Nurse Practitioner Association
Center for Community Health, UNTHSC
Central Texas Nurse Practitioners
Children’s Hospital Association of Texas
Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice
Coastal Bend Advanced Practice Nurses
Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse Midwives
Department of Ob/Gyn of UNTHSC and the ForHER Institute
El Paso Area Advanced Practice Nurse Association
Gateway to Care
Generation Covenant Healthcare
Good Neighbor Health Center
Healthy Futures Alliance
Hill Country Advanced Practice Nurses & Physicians Assistants Association
Houston Area Chapter of NAPNAP
Houston Area Nurse Association
League of Women Voters of Texas
Legacy Community Health Services
National Council of Jewish Women—Texas State Policy Advocacy Network
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
North Harris Montgomery Advanced Practice Nurse Society
North Texas Nurse Practitioners
North Texas Nurse Practitioners Metro West
Panhandle Nurse Practitioner Association
People’s Community Clinic
Port Arthur Housing Authority
SALVERE (Striving to Achieve Literacy via Education, Research, and Engagement)
San Antonio Metro Health Clinic
San Antonio Nurses in Advanced Practice
Schneider Communications
South Plains Nurse Practitioner Association
South Texas Family Planning & Health Corp.
Southeast Texas Nurse Practitioner Associates
St. David’s Foundation
Susan Wolfe and Associates
Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Texas Council on Family Violence
Texas Health Institute
Texas Hospital Association
Texas Medical Association Alliance
Texas Nurse Practitioners
Texas Nurses Association
Texas Pediatric Society
Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry
University Health System
Women’s & Men’s Health Services of the Coastal Bend, Inc.

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