URS Medical has longstanding partnerships with agencies and organizations that provide resources and support to our patients and their families.

“Our mission is twofold. First, we would like to help other parents by sharing practical experience tube-feeding infants and children. Secondly, we would like to raise positive awareness of tube feeding so that families have the support they need. The success of this effort relies heavily on the many parents who have shared their stories, knowledge, and support.”

Feeding Tube Awareness was founded in 2010 to support parents of children who are tube-fed, while raising positive awareness of tube feeding as a lifesaving medical intervention. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our organization is run 100% by exceptional parent volunteers who combine their personal experience and professional knowledge.”

Feeding Tube Awareness is dedicated to providing useful information for parents, caregivers, and family members of tube fed loved ones. Tube feeding is often misunderstood and there can be a lot of negativity and false preconceived ideas surrounding families. Feeding Tube Awareness is here to share with the world that hundreds of thousands of infants and children are able to live, grow, and thrive because of tube feeding. By changing the dialogue of tube feeding to reflect the positive, tube feeding can be seen for what it is – a positive, lifesaving alternative for receiving proper nutrition.

For more information about the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, visit their website here.

The following are resources provided by Feeding Tube Awareness:

TUBE FEEDING BASICS

NAVIGATING LIFE

TROUBLESHOOTING 

MISC RESOURCES

Protect Texas Fragile Kids is a grass-roots, non-profit founded in May 2016. Completely run by parents of medically fragile children in Texas, PTFK is dedicated to educating families and elected officials about the consistent care and medical intervention critical for children with significant medical needs. They act as both advocate and teacher when handling matters regarding the future well-being of special needs children.

“Our stated mission is: to give a voice to Texas’ most fragile citizens; to fight for what is right for children with special medical needs; to champion legislation which protects the well-being of medically fragile children; to monitor existing and proposed legislation impacting children with special needs; to inform and educate families of children with special needs about changes in legislation; to empower families with medically fragile children to connect with elected officials in order to promote understanding of this life.” – PTFK Mission Statement

URS Medical is proud to call PTFK our friend and partner! We support this wonderful organization and the platform they have employed to advocate for the most medically vulnerable children in Texas and their families.

For more information and/or to contact this organization, click here.

Texas Parent to Parent (TxP2P) is committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, and/or special health care needs by championing a diverse set of parent support and advocacy groups. TxP2P has a unique parent-to-parent peer support model. The model, P2P Best Practices, was developed by and for parents to help shed light on and address the powerful emotions, responsibilities, stress, and isolation that parents and families face when caring for a child with special health care needs.

URS Medical is a proud supporter of this organization’s efforts to educate and encourage families through the process of caretaking for a child with special needs.

“Parent-to-parent support sustains parents as they develop the skills to manage the new demands of their families and themselves and to advocate effectively for their children.” – TxP2P website

For more information about this organization, click here.

URS Medical is a proud supporter of Hand to Hold, a Texas-based organization providing care and services to families in the hospital NICU.  Hand to Hold helps families cope with the life changes experienced while their child/children are in the NICU, and after they go home with their babies.

Premature birth is a serious and growing problem.  One out of every eight births is preterm in the U.S., defined as before 37 weeks gestation.  Prematurity is the leading cause of newborn death and often results in lifelong disabilities.  Today, most major hospital systems are investing in women’s services and neonatal care to meet the growing number of preterm births.  Unfortunately, community-based programs for parents before, during and after the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or in the event of a loss are not available in Austin and in many metropolitan areas across the nation.

Hand to Hold is working to fill the void for these families, giving them a support system to lean on during this time of need.

URS Medical has worked with Hand to Hold for the past two years, and hopes to continue working to bring the best care possible to families going home with special needs.

To learn more about their services and their wonderful mission, click here.

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PREEMIEBABIES101 – Hand To Hold’s Official Blog: Written by Parents for Parents

PreemieBabies101 is Hand to Hold’s parent blog inspired by the many diverse experiences that are common to parents of preemies. Hand to Hold fulfills the need for a support group for parents at all stages of the NICU experience – from pre-delivery until long after heading home. This blog was created to provide parents with a safe place to ask questions, find resources, and process emotions about their experiences. To visit this blog, click here.