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New Poll: Affording health care tops Texans’ financial concerns; Almost 4 in 10 report problems paying medical bills

July 10, 2018
Affording health care ranks at the top of Texans’ financial concerns, with more than half (55%) say it is difficult for them and their families to afford health care, including a quarter (25%) who say it is “very difficult,” finds a new Kaiser Family Foundation/Episcopal Health Foundation poll of Texas residents.

New Survey: Two thirds of Texans say the state is not doing enough to help low-income adults get healthcare

June 14, 2018
Texans’ top healthcare priorities for the state revolve around making healthcare and prescription drugs more affordable, reducing maternal mortality and increasing access to health insurance coverage, finds a new statewide Episcopal Health Foundation/Kaiser Family Foundation survey on Texas health policy issues.

EHF invests $10 million to strengthen health system & community-based clinics in Texas

June 5, 2018
Investment supports EHF’s effort to ensure low-income, at-risk and rural Texans have access to a wide range of affordable health services.

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.

New report: Increased spending on public services linked to community health “dividends” in Texas

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.

EHF targets specific outcomes in five-year plan 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.

New EHF grants improve systems of care for low-income and vulnerable populations in Texas

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.

New report outlines practical options for Texas communities facing rural hospital closure

May 23, 2017
Researchers say regional approach, partnerships key to developing healthcare alternatives for communities.

EHF releases its 2016 Annual Report

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.

New report outlines growing health crisis facing rural counties in Texas

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.

EHF invests $3.2 million to help nonprofits have a bigger, long-lasting impact on health of Texans

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.