The Zika virus is spread through the bite of certain types of mosquitoes. While it can cause fever, rash, joint pain and red or pink eyes, about 80 percent of people with Zika do not become ill or have symptoms. The virus can be spread from mother to child. Zika also can be spread through blood transfusions and sexual contact. Most of Texas has a long mosquito season and many people travel to places where Zika is active. This means you have a greater chance of coming into contact with the Zika virus and potentially spreading it to your loved ones and other Texans. The Department of State Health Services has created resources to educate Texans on the Zika virus. Information on the transmission and prevention of the virus are available at http://texaszika.org.
The CDC has this: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/parents/index.html
The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Services Program provides health care benefits and community-based case management and family and community supports to eligible CSHCN in Texas. To learn more about the program and covered benefits, visit http://dshs.texas.gov/cshcn/.
TxP2P Care Notebook - A Care Notebook is an organizing tool that is particularly useful for parents - use it to keep track of important information about your child’s health care, education, or transition.
Medical Home Toolkit- A medical home is not a building, house, hospital, or home healthcare service, but rather a family-centered approach to providing comprehensive primary care. The Medical Home Toolkit explains what a medical home is and how to get one...
TxP2P is funded by Texas Department of State Health Services’ Children with Special Health Care Needs Program Contract, Federal Maternal Child Health Bureau Family to Family Health Information Center Grant, Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, and private grants and donations.