Half of Texans say they’ve suffered financially because of COVID-19 and for many groups the economic impact is severe. Those are just some of the findings from Episcopal Health Foundation’s latest 2021 statewide survey on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across the state.
EHF’s Collaborating for Healthy Communities Initiative launches application for Peer Learning Network
Through an application process, EHF will identify up to six coalitions to join the initial phase to help coalitions and multi-sector efforts deepen collaboration and get practical information for improving effectiveness and advancing practices.
EHF wins Philanthropy Southwest’s 2021 Groundbreaker Award for addressing COVID’s long-term effects in TX communities
For work to address the challenges experienced and disparities made apparent by the COVID-19 pandemic, Philanthropy Southwest announced that EHF is the winner of its first-ever Groundbreaker Award.
EHF announces $5.3 million commitment to support Texas organizations that are raising community voices to influence health
New investment is aimed at activating communities to address health-related opportunities and challenges affecting their neighborhoods.
Your Shot Texas awards more than $1.4 million in second round of grants to raise confidence and increase access to COVID-19 vaccines in Texas
Learn about the latest grants, plus see how initial results from Your Shot Texas projects funded in June show progress in helping populations who have been most affected by the virus
EHF’s Healthy Places Toolkit gives practical ideas for clinics and communities to address health through facilities, open spaces, policies and more
Many Texans live in neighborhoods with unwalkable streets, few grocery stores, and unhealthy pollution. EHF’s award-winning Healthy Places Toolkit provides clinics and communities with ideas on how they can improve health outcomes by addressing many of these issues that are influenced by the places where we live.
Learn about the new capacity-building effort that aims to strengthen existing community groups that are working to improve health in Texas.
EHF’s Shao-Chee Sim and Jennifer Meier examine the disparate impact that COVID-19 had on non-medical factors affecting Black and Hispanic Texans compared to White Texans, confirming findings from a statewide survey of Texans’ views on the pandemic, and call for state leaders to take action to confront structural racial inequities.
EHF selects six communities to participate in $8 million Texas Accountable Communities for Health Initiative
EHF’s Texas Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (TACHI) has announced that six local communities from across the state have received funding as part of an $8 million project to go beyond the doctor’s office to improve the health and well-being of Texans.
EHF invests $15 million to strengthen community-based clinics and other parts of the safety-net health system in Texas
EHF has invested $15 million in new grants in 2021 to help community-based clinics in Texas continue to provide crucial preventive care services, but also find new ways to address non-medical factors that impact health.
In the Houston Chronicle, EHF’s Elena Marks writes that whether expanding coverage comes about through Medicaid or a Texas-specific alternative by another name, whether through counties or the ACA marketplace, it’s time to NOW to act.