TFYHI 6 Month Progress Report: July – December 2020

TFYHI 6-Month Progress ReportWe are excited to share the 6-month progress report for the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative (TFYHI). The Initiative aims to build relationships across child welfare and adolescent health systems to promote optimal health for child welfare-involved youth. Our goal is to make youth in foster care feel connected, safe, and empowered to make informed decisions about their sexual health and relationships.

This report describes our work and progress
during the planning phase of this Initiative from July 15 to December 31, 2020.

In the next 6 months we plan to continue developing and strengthening our Texas Innovation Network. Our team will provide regular trainings and technical assistance to all network partners. We will be testing and adapting different interventions that aim to educate and empower youth and their caregivers. Each partner will be actively working to create local community stakeholder groups in the Initiative’s four major areas: Dallas, San Antonio, Houston and The Rio Grande Valley. These groups may work with previously existing coalitions in their area that address child welfare or adolescent health. We will also be regularly meeting with our young adult and caregiver consultants to develop the online resources and social marketing components of this project.

To learn more about the Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative, visit the TFYHI project page.

Read the report:

TFYHI 6-Month Progress Report