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 September 2014

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

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

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