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Wednesday March 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM CDT

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Texas Medical Association

Thompson Auditorium, 1st Floor

401 W 15th St

Austin, TX 78701View Larger Map


Megan Atchley

Women's Healthcare Advocacy Day

The Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition is a coalition of organizations promoting access to preventive healthcare for all Texas Women.

The Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition is not about abortion but rather prevention, and we are not affiliated with any particular healthcare provider. We advocate for ample funding and plenty of providers to ensure that adult women in Texas have access to preventive healthcare and birth control.  Please see our website for more information, fact sheets, and a complete Issue Brief.

Advocates from San Antonio: If you would like to ride the bus with members and friends of the Healthy Futures Alliance, please click here

Advocacy Day Agenda: March 20, 2013

7:30 AM                 Bus leaves from Healthy Futures Office

                                             (2300 W Commerce St, SA, TX 78207)

10:00 AM               Delivering our Message: Orientation and Training

                                      Thompson Auditorium, First Floor, Texas Medical Association Bldg.

                                                         401 West 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

11:30 AM                Walk to the Capitol (about 3 blocks)

11:45 AM to 2:45 PM       Legislative Visits:

Need help making appointments with your Representative & Senator? Tell us in the registration form, and we will make appointments for you!                                  

Search Here for your legislators.

Advocates from San Antonio: Appointments with your legislators are being made by the Healthy Futures Alliance.

Lunch on Your Own:      Suggested: Capitol Grill (Capitol Extension Building, E1.002)

3:00 PM                    Debriefing and Wrap-Up

                Thompson Auditorium, First Floor, Texas Medical Association Bldg.

                                        401 West 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

6:00 PM                    Bus arrives in San Antonio

Texas must meet the urgent and growing need for women’s preventive services by restoring funding to women’s healthcare programs, ensuring ample provider capacity, and rebuilding Texas’ women’s healthcare safety net. 

Join Texas Women's Healthcare Coalition members and supporters for Women's Healthcare Advocacy Day.  Your voice will make a difference!

What Texas Must Do:

1. Restore DSHS family planning funding to at least 2010-11 levels

A minimum of $55.6 million per year is needed to restore access for 147,000 women.

2. Fully fund the Texas Women’s Health Program

A minimum of $36 million per year is needed to maintain service for 130,000 women.  

3. Ensure ample provider capacity for the Women’s Health Program

Ensure that sufficient providers are available in each county and Public Health Region.  Monitor enrollment and service levels, with triggers for strong remedial action.