Brian Sasser, Director of Communications
New EHF report: Despite ongoing uncertainty & shorter enollment period, more than 1.1 million Texans enroll in Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2018
April 16, 2018
More than 1.1 million Texans enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance for 2018 despite ongoing uncertainty, numerous Congressional efforts to repeal the law, and a drastically shortened enrollment period. That’s just one of the findings of an Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) analysis of new ACA health insurance enrollment data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services combined with data from previous ACA enrollment periods.
March 29, 2018
Researchers examine how more public investment in areas like parks, libraries, and housing may lead to better health outcomes for entire communities
Analysis: Immigrants living along the Texas Gulf Coast hit hard financially following Hurricane Harvey
March 20, 2018
Immigrants living along the Texas Gulf Coast were more likely than their U.S.-born neighbors to suffer employment and income losses as a result of Hurricane Harvey (64% vs. 39%), a new Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal Health Foundation analysis finds.
Survey: About 6 in 10 Harvey-affected residents in Jefferson, Hardin and Orange counties said their lives were still disrupted months later
February 23, 2018
Analysis of latest FEMA data finds roughly half of Golden Triangle residents who applied for housing assistance have been approved
Episcopal Health Foundation launches $10 million effort to actively fund clinics to address underlying community conditions that affect health
February 1, 2018
The Texas Community Centered Health Homes (CCHH) Initiative is helping clinics battle a frustrating dilemma: “What good does it do to treat people if we keep sending them back to the conditions that make them sick?”
New report reveals zip codes with the lowest & highest percentage of FEMA housing assistance approvals following Hurricane Harvey
December 19, 2017
Analysis & interactive map are part of Episcopal Health Foundation’s ongoing effort to help recovery organizations reach those most in need across Texas.
New Survey: Three months after Hurricane Harvey, nearly half of affected Texans say they are not getting the help they need to recover
December 5, 2017
Two-thirds (66%) of residents across 24 Texas counties report that they suffered property damage, employment disruptions and/or lost income due to Hurricane Harvey, finds a new Episcopal Health Foundation/Kaiser Family Foundation survey. One in nine residents in these hardest-hit counties remain displaced from their homes three months after the storm.
New report: Top 20 zip codes for FEMA assistance applications highlight widespread damage from Hurricane Harvey
November 20, 2017
Analysis, interactive map are part of Episcopal Health Foundation’s data-driven effort to help recovery organizations reach those most in need across region
EHF invests $1.1 million to create new program to help at-risk families build their infants' healthy brains
November 1, 2017
Project is one of 28 grants announced this fall in EHF’s ongoing effort to improve health, not just healthcare in Texas.
November 1, 2017
EHF's new Strategic Plan includes a sharpened focus on addressing underlying causes of poor health, plus a renewed investment in early child brain development
New EHF report: Despite improvements under the Affordable Care Act, Texas still ranks worst in US for “access and affordability” of care
July 31, 2017
As Congress debates possible repeal and replacement of the ACA, a national health “scorecard” ranks Texas well below the national average in access, prevention and care for vulnerable populations.
July 6, 2017
EHF has approved $5.1 million to benefit 35 grant partners that provide comprehensive, community-based primary care for low-income Texans and/or help vulnerable communities access affordable health services.
May 23, 2017
Researchers say regional approach, partnerships key to developing healthcare alternatives for communities.
May 12, 2017
The Episcopal Health Foundation invites you to experience Voice For Change -- our online, interactive 2016 Annual Report!
New report: Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers in Texas highlight concerns about proposed replacement plan in Congress
March 21, 2017
Texans who are enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance for 2017 are more likely to be older, have low to moderate incomes, and receive significant financial assistance to buy plans. Those are some of the conclusions of an EHF analysis of new ACA health insurance enrollment data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services combined with data from previous ACA enrollment periods.
March 10, 2017
Changing demographics, rural hospital closures and uncertainly about changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are all taking a damaging toll on the ability of Texas rural populations to access health services. Those are some of the findings of a new report by the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) examining the current crisis facing rural healthcare across the state. EHF sponsored the report.
January 11, 2017
EHF has approved $3.2 million to benefit 17 new grant partners working to take an active role in solving the underlying cause of poor health for Texans. With these latest grants, EHF’s Board of Directors awarded a total of 122 grants in 2016 worth more than $16.2 million to organizations working across 57 Texas counties to improve health for the poor and those with the least resources.
New report: Preventable poor health outcomes for people of color in Texas creates huge economic burden for state
December 7, 2016
Significant health differences for Blacks and Hispanics in Texas lead to higher health care spending, lost work productivity and a dramatic number of years lost to premature death. That’s just a few of the findings of a new study examining the economic burden associated with health disparities across the state. EHF and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas sponsored the report.
November 29, 2016
EHF has joined the BUILD Health Challenge to offer regional funding for the national awards program designed to support community collaborations that are working to give everyone a fair chance to be healthy.
EHF report published in American Journal of Public Health shows 1 million Texans gain health coverage due to ACA
November 18, 2016
Texas has experienced a roughly 6 percentage-point increase in health insurance coverage from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to new research by experts at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF). This translates into just under 1 million Texans who have gained coverage due to President Barack Obama's health care law. The new findings published in the American Journal of Public Health examined the effects of the ACA’s Marketplace on Texas residents and determined which population subgroups benefited the most and the least.