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Click on March of Dimes logo above to go to the MOD homepage
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INFO TO COMPLY WITH SB316 passed in 2005: New Parents Information
The March of Dimes Texas Chapter has materials available to help providers in Texas comply with SB316. This legislation, passed in 2005, requires providers to give new parents information on 4 topics either prenatally or in the hospital after the baby is born. The topics are newborn screening, immunizations, postpartum depression and Shaken Baby Syndrome. The Texas Chapter has adapted information from the Expecting the Best prenatal guide to meet the guidelines of this legislation. The materials have been approved by the Texas Pediatric Society as mandated by the legislation. We now have fact sheets on each topic in English and Spanish available on our website

Providers interested in accessing these FREE materials should visit our website. They can print the materials and give them directly to parents or they can take the file to a printer if larger quantities are needed. Please spread the word. Thanks!!


Each year more than 13,000 Texas children are born with a major structural birth defect. Birth defects are the leading cause of disability and infant death. As part of its mission to save babies from death and disability, the March of Dimes has introduced a special license plate benefiting the Texas Birth Defects Registry at the Texas Department of Health.

For every license plate purchased, $22 will go towards helping the Registry identify and describe patterns of birth defects in Texas and collaborate with others in finding causes of birth defects, working towards prevention and linking families with support services.

To order a license plate, visit the Texas Department of Transportation's website at, call TxDOT at (512) 374-5010, or contact your local county tax assessor-collector,

For more information about the March of Dimes and our license plate, visit For more information about the Texas Birth Defects Registry, visit

With your help, we will reach the day we dream of: the day when every baby is born healthy

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TAOG, Texas Section ACOG, and the March of Dimes, Texas Chapter, have partnered together in the fight against prematurity. Watch this page for further updates, and be sure to visit the MOD website above to see what's happening nationally and in your local chapters.
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Click on the logo above to go to the American Heart Association homepage
CME Courses and Patient Education Materials available from the American Heart Association
Web-Based CME Courses (1.75 to 2.0 CME hours)
On-Demand & Live Satellite Broadcasts (1 CME hour)
Download AHA Guidelines to Your PDA
Answers by Heart - Patient Education Sheets in English & Spanish
Texas Breastfeeding Coaliton
TAOG has partnered with the TXBC in their efforts to promote breastfeeding in Texas. Visit their website by clicking on the link below and become a member. NEW 3/07: the The DSHS new Community Action Kit for Protecting, Promoting, and Supporting Breastfeeding is now on-line.

A coalition building and resource notebook designed to help with starting a new or strengthen an existing breastfeeding coalition. It includes community assessment tips and tools, ideas on how to address the needs of your community, as well as resources to help influence change.

The PDF has been chaptered for easier navigating. Clicking on Chapter heads in the Contents (pages i and ii) will take you directly to that chapter. The Resources and Materials section is full or hot-linked urls for quick access.

See link below

CLICK HERE to go to Texas Breastfeeding Coalition Website
DSHS Community Action Kit