Using all Texas birth records for 2015, researchers calculated zip-code-level measures for smoking during pregnancy, pre-pregnancy obesity, and utilization of prenatal care for zip codes in which there were 100 or more births.
In this issue of Texas Health Journal, we go from San Antonio, where doctors are simulating obstetric emergencies to prepare for real ones, to Austin, where we are helping to redesign the prenatal care system for underserved mothers, to the Rio Grande Valley, where we are working to help women control when they get pregnant. In Dallas and Galveston our researchers are trying to solve the mystery of preterm birth. In Houston, our specialists are working to preserve fertility in patients undergoing harsh treatments for cancer.
This month, Texas Health Journal tells the stories of some of the people throughout the UT family who are part of the ongoing effort to reduce childhood obesity in Texas.
In this issue of Texas Health Journal, we are looking at some of the occupational health physicians, researchers, and managers at UT institutions who work every day to reduce the number and severity of injuries and illnesses in workplaces in Texas and beyond.
In 2016, less than a third of Texas adolescents were up-to-date on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations, according to a new report from researchers at The University of Texas System and UT Health Northeast. Only Wyoming, Mississippi, South Carolina and Utah had HPV vaccination coverage levels lower than Texas.
This issue of Texas Health Journal is just a small glimpse into the whole UT experience of Hurricane Harvey, but even as a glimpse it says a lot about the depth of our commitment to each other and to the people of Texas.
In this month's issue of Texas Health Journal, we are looking at how UT institutions and researchers encounter the challenges of infectious disease
This fall we are holding our inaugural Healthier Texas Summit, on November 6-7 in Austin. It represents our initiative’s first major project, and will build on the great work that IT’S TIME TEXAS has done with its annual summit over the past few years.
The University of Texas System Population Health Initiative has one opening: Director of Health Economics and Outcome Research. Learn about the open position and apply.
On June 1, 2017, The University of Texas at Dallas enacted a comprehensive tobacco-free policy, prohibiting all forms of tobacco use on campus. It was a significant moment not just for the campus and its students, faculty, and staff, but for the entire University of Texas System
3,403 Texans died from suicide in 2015, the most recent year for which there are numbers. This is more than double the number killed by homicide, and was the second leading cause of death for ages 15-24, after unintentional injuries (e.g. car accidents). Suicide was the fourth leading cause of death for ages 15-64.
All 14 institutions of The University of Texas System will be tobacco free by the end of this academic year, making it the first public university system in Texas to become fully tobacco free. It will also become the largest single employer in Texas to prohibit tobacco use in the workplace.
Texas has a serious mental health problem. Far too often, and far too expensively, we’re dealing with it through our criminal justice system and other systems poorly designed to help and support people with mental health challenges