To meet the urgent health need facing Texas, we need an approach that addresses health from all angles. Rigorous research is at the core of EHF's most ambitious and transformative endeavors.
Our research division shares its expertise to help communities better understand their unique health needs and challenges. Our interactive County Health Data maps consolidate health data from many public sources so that communities can have all of the data in one place. This important information highlights the critical need for change and helps provide counties and communities the information they need to plot a way forward to address community health.
We're teaming up with Rice University's Baker Institute to lead an ongoing, comprehensive analysis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas. This research examines the ACA's true impact across the state, especially on the uninsured. These reports are essential to discovering what's needed for more Texans to gain access to quality health services. In addition, EHF's Health Policy Reports look at decisions, plans, and actions that affect health in Texas. This research is used to develop more effective solutions and approaches to reform our health system and get better results.
EHF's Community-based research helps ensure all voices are heard at the decision-making level and makes sure all of our partners have the most up-to-date knowledge they need to effect change. This research continues to be an important tool used by communities, organizations, congregations and grant partners to inform their work and priorities focused on community health.