News and Discussions

The latest news and discussions on the topics of family health, parent education and child development.

Mental Health for Babies and Young Children

Any Baby Can launches groundbreaking endeavor in Texas to create a positive environment for the mental health of infants and young children.

Group Volunteering: Tips and Benefits

Group volunteering is a rewarding way to get coworkers or friends out in community to help local nonprofits while gaining valuable skills and experiences.

Family-to-Family Giving

Group and family giving opportunities make for great holiday traditions. Find out how Adopt-a-Family eases the burden on parents every year.
Nurse with mom and baby

Impact of Funding for Preventative Women’s Health 

Learn how a three-year grant from the United Health Foundation improved our women’s health outcomes, reduced maternal mortality, and supported the mental health of women.
Veronda sitting at desk

Reflections on 2023 Health of Women and Children Report

The new America’s Health Rankings 2023 Health of Women and Children Report by the United Health Foundation underscores the importance of our work.

Looking Back & Moving Forward with Veronda Durden

President & CEO Veronda L. Durden shares some key successes from the last year, and a look ahead at serving families in Central Texas.

Recognizing Leader in Parent Education

Cora Cramer wins the 2023 Ruth Wells Award, a employee recognition award for her commitment to children and families in Central Texas.

Kids Art Contest Winners!

Our kids art contest was an opportunity for our young clients to share what “family” means to them.

2023 Texas Legislative Session Update

Any Baby Can played a pivotal role in the 2023 legislative session, collaborating with key partners to advocate for well-being of parents and children.
Our Volunteer Coordinator with our CHCP volunteers.

Volunteering That Makes an Impact

Our volunteers are passionate about helping parents and children, and shared 1,700 hours of their time and talent with us this year.
Infant with headband in a car with bumblebees in the foreground with flowers in the background.

Mental Health at Every Visit

Any Baby Can is supporting the mental health of parents in all of our programs, at all of our visits to provide comprehensive, whole family support.
Staff members with encouraging signs at a Healthy Fair Start graduation.

Building a Sense of Community

Our sense of community comes from one common interest: your child. And this community plays a vital role in parental success and family well-being.

A Platform and a Voice

Two clients join our board, adding voice and depth of perspective. These women bring valuable professional experience and personal experience to strengthen our work supporting families and children.

The Role and Need for Community

Community plays a role in family health and, more broadly, in family well-being. A family’s network helps improve health equity, access to health resources, and lives of children, parents and caregivers.

Update on Texas Legislative Session

We supported bills in the Texas legislative session aimed at improving funding for early intervention, Medicaid eligibility, and access to home-visiting services.
Regents of Austin Student Volunteers

Volunteers Get Creative to Help Families

Rather than canceling their annual service projects and trips, Regents School of Austin decided to adapt, refocus and find a way to give back and make a local impact through volunteers.
Infant playing with sensory bin.

Brain Development and Early Intervention

Our staff participated in the Brain Story Certification program to gain a deeper understanding of brain development and its impact on lifelong health.
Lauretta Jackson in an at-home setting prepandemic providing Early Childhood Intervention services.

Leader and Advocate of Early Intervention

Any Baby Can’s annual Ruth Wells Award recognizes a staff member’s commitment to service, passion for our work and clients, and dedication to our mission. This year’s winner is physical therapist Lauretta Jackson!


We foster strong, resilient families to reach their full potential. We adapt and respond as the needs of families in our community evolve.