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Amerigroup Texas, one of the state’s largest coordinators of managed healthcare, has generously provided Children at Risk with $10,000 to support the statewide collaborative Texas Family Leadership Council’s (TXFLC) calendar of 2022 Learning Events. These events bring together child and family-focused organizations, education professionals, healthcare providers, community advocates and influencers from across the state to identify the most pressing needs for Texas children and their families, develop a collective call to action and present a joint advocacy front. Together, workgroups share information that helps them identify the most pressing needs of Texas children, and then develop innovative, effective solutions to improve lives.

“We are thankful for Amerigroup’s commitment to Texas families, and for their investment in the Texas Family Leadership Council,” said Melissa Atkins Wardy, Director of the Texas Family Leadership Council with CHILDREN AT RISK. “Now more than ever, our state needs cross-sector collaboration to ensure children have equitable opportunities to learn, grow and thrive.”

Amerigroup has been helping Texas families improve their health and lives since 1996, and currently serves more than a million Texans across the state who are members of their Medicaid and Medicare health plans. Amerigroup is aligned with TXFLC by sharing a focus on listening, respecting and engaging families in order to develop meaningful relationships that help them set goals that reflect their priorities, build on familial strengths and enhance resiliency.

With Amerigroup’s generous support, Texas Family Leadership Council will:

  • Develop collective calls to action that bring attention to the needs of Texas’ most vulnerable children and families. 
  • Continue to build intersectional partnerships that empower local communities. 
  • Coordinate a child and family-focused legislative agenda that ensures public policy that moves the needle for Texas families. 
  • Strengthen the collaborative power of TXFLC workgroups 
    • Existing workgroups include the Texas Rural Advocates Coalition (TRAC), Texas Racial Equity Collaborative (TREC), Texas Immigration Network (TIN), Health Advocates Coalition (HAC), Texas Anti-Poverty Agenda (TAPA), and Public Policy and Advocacy Workgroup (PPAW). 

To learn more about the Texas Family Leadership Council, visit our webpage here. To learn more about Amerigroup Texas, visit

About Amerigroup Texas

Amerigroup Texas helps improve healthcare access and quality for more than a million Texans by developing innovative care management programs and services. Consumers are assured care that is not only accessible, but also accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup Texas provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage consumers to become active participants in their healthcare. Through health education programs, consumers are empowered to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle. For more information about Amerigroup Texas, visit


CHILDREN AT RISK is a research and advocacy nonprofit leading the way in improving the quality of life for Texas’ children. CHILDREN AT RISK considers the whole child by tracking issues in children’s health, safety, education, and economic security. Committed to action beyond the data, CHILDREN AT RISK drives evidence-based change by speaking out on behalf of children.




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