The American Health Care Act, followed by the release of the White House's proposed budget, represent a radical departure from a core belief that held this country together for the last century - the belief that we're all in this together. There's a lot of talk about who is worthy of compassion, and therefore help, and who is not; the deserving poor versus the undeserving poor. Too many people seem to have confused merit with grace.
The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, IX Bishop of Texas and EHF's chairman of the board explains how EHF is working to model what it means to be a 'neighbor' to a new kind of community, so we become healthier together.
Guest blogger Michael Morrisey interviews health insurers, hospitals and brokers to discover what's next for health insurance marketplace options in Texas. Morrisey is a professor of health policy and management at the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University.
Troy Bush-DiDonato explains how EHF's Community Engagement Workshops can help congregations and organizations truly involve community members in identifying problems and creating solutions.
We can’t continue addressing chronic population health problems the same way we treat communicable diseases. The focus of Texas’ healthcare system must shift from healthcare delivery alone to promoting health and wellness in the communities they serve.
New numbers show enrollment for Affordable Care Act reaches a new record despite a possible repeal of the law by Congress. There's still much communities can do to ensure more Texans sign up for health insurance NOW.
We appreciate the opportunity to work with government. Together, we can improve lives and, in some instances, reduce government spending. But make no mistake: We cannot close gaps or solve problems created by poor public policy choices.
EHF program officer Jennifer Herrera shows the power of prevention that only happens when communities come together to find collaborative solutions.
EHF program officer Katy Butterwick looks at the dramatic impact of improving nonprofit staff by funding operations, not just programs.
Jo Carcedo, EHF's VP for Grants, has important tips and advice for nonprofits considering applying for federal grant money.
EHF volunteers recently walked neighborhoods in Houston's 5th Ward. See why they came away from the experience not only with a clearer picture of what it means to reach out and be in community, but what it means to create important connections with communities.
The recent release of Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment numbers in Texas reveal a "coverage gap" and other important needs across the state.
Texas is doubling down on its efforts to improve the state’s mental and behavioral health system. Despite these efforts, the State Legislature left one critical topic out of the discussion: Medicaid expansion.
Why does EHF travel Texas holding community meetings? We do this because there is no substitute for being on the ground, in the communities we serve, alongside the people who live and work there.
Be honest. If you had to take a test on knowing the ins and out of health insurance terms, would you pass?
See how the Foundation's partnership with Seminary of the Southwest and Burke is already working to help fill the need for quality mental health services in East Texas.
The latest Affordable Care Act health insurance enrollment numbers show some encouraging trends, but much more can be done to help increase access to health services for all Texans.
Dee’s story is a prime example of why our health system is broken and what’s needed to help fix it.