The Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies (TCHMB) is a collaboration of over 150 healthcare providers, scientists, hospitals, state agencies, advocates and insurers whose goal is to design projects, collect research data, develop strategies, and evaluation plans to improve birth outcomes in Texas. 

Two major quality  improvement projects are being implemented, with additional projects in development. They involve:

  • Decreasing failed inductions of labor to decrease primary C-sections.
  • Increasing the use of human breast milk in NICUs to decrease necrotizing enterocolitis.

Support functions provided by UT for the collaborative include:

  • Organizing effective TCHMB meetings.
  • Providing comprehensive evaluations of research findings.
  • Coordinating and collaborating to publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Managing quality improvement and research projects.
  • Housing and analyzing TCHMB data.
  • Assessing data quality.
  • Producing evaluation and health outcome reports.

For more information contact: Mary Isichei

Contract Partners: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) contract with UT Health Science Center at Tyler. Subcontracts with UT System and UT School of Public Health.