The Tarrant County Infant Health Network is dedicated to improving infant health in Tarrant County by raising awareness and promoting evidence-based resources for clinical entities, community organizations, and social service providers.
This is a complex problem
Infant mortality is a complex problem. There is not one single cause of infant mortality or one single solution. There are economic, social, environmental and behavioral factors that can influence poor birth outcomes.
Historically, most of the focus has been on the individual’s role in her own health. However, a growing understanding of the role of social influences on health has broadened the responsibility for creating healthy communities.
Our goal for 2022
Through focus groups with the community, and collaboration of members, the Infant Health Network identified a common agenda to drive Collective Impact work: “By 2022, all women in Tarrant County age 18-44 will achieve their fullest, health, well-being, and potential.”
Strategy teams include Health Promotion and Economic Pathways, with activities such as: STD education and referrals for services, referrals to Workforce Solutions to improve women’s and their families’ economic status. Other teams are addressing birth equity through policy and systems change and educating expectant mothers about developmental milestones.
Join our community
We believe that it takes a community to raise a healthy baby. That’s why the Network invites interested residents and organizations across Tarrant County to participate in helping our babies survive and thrive.
Our bi-monthly lunch meetings feature a guest speaker, opportunities to network with peers in the community, resource and event sharing and committee updates.
Current committees accepting new members include Community Action Team, Home Visitors Team, and Event Planning Committee.
Our Event Planning Committee is responsible for planning the annual Infant Health Network Summit. Learn more and register for this year’s Summit.