Awards and Achievements

Healthy Families San Angelo is one of the most innovative family support programs in the country, and provides training and technical assistance to over 175 family support programs internationally.

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Healthy Babies...Healthy Families, our original parenting curriculum, is being used in over 700 programs in the U.S. and Canada.  It has been translated into Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.  It is used by the U.S. Navy for use in New Parent Support programs worldwide.

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Healthy Families San Angelo was selected to participate in a Ford Foundation project, Deciding for Investment, an approach to budgeting that aligns tax dollars with current priorities, keeps resources focused on results, and realizes a return on investment.

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Healthy Families San Angelo was chosen by the Texas State Comptroller and the Texas Performance Review to pilot Investment Budgeting Strategies in social service agencies.  The results of this project were presented to the Texas State legislature and were instrumental in obtaining State funding for 19 new Healthy Families sites in Texas.

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Healthy Families San Angelo won the William Tinney Award in 1999 for Innovations in Perinatal Care by the Texas Perinatal Association.

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In 1994 Healthy Families San Angelo pioneered the first family-centered fathering program in the U.S.  Now, Dads Make a Difference program components are now being replicated in 49 sites in the U.S. and in Canada.

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In partnership with the Texas Attorney General's Office, Healthy Families San Angelo’s Dads Make a Difference program participated in developing curricula and videos for the original PAPA Program, a paternity establishment project.

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Dads Make a Difference was recognized by the Social Policy Action Network (SPAN) as one of the 12 most effective programs in the United States.

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Healthy Families San Angelo developed and published Maps for Dads, a fathering curriculum for pregnancy through 3 years. An adapted version is distributed in WIC clinics throughout the state.

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Healthy Families San Angelo collaborated with the Texas Attorney General’s Office to pilot modified child support policies as a model to create statewide policy changes. 

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation selected Healthy Families San Angelo as one of 10 programs in the U.S. to participate in their Fatherhood Focus Group to develop guides for fatherhood programs.

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Healthy Families San Angelo program families were invited to speak at Texas Regional Healthy Marriage Summits around the state.  The summits were designed to promote the development and implementation of community initiatives that strengthen families and encourage healthy marriages.

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