More than 950,000 newly-eligible Texans would enroll in health insurance under Medicaid expansion, bringing a projected $5.4 billion in federal dollars to the state. Those are some of the findings of a new study by the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University.
Funding helped more than 60 clinics and organizations working on the front lines serving at-risk communities through medical care, benefit assistance, and raising community voices.
Staying the Course: COVID-19 highlights the need to address social & community factors that impact health
Like other funders, EHF struggled with exactly how to best respond to COVID-19. Yet, one thing has become clear: the urgency to continue the work of addressing social and community factors that impact health outcomes has never been greater.
New insights and key findings are now available in a messaging guide and report developed as a resource for stakeholders and advocates for early childhood brain development in Texas.
Texas poll: Blacks and Hispanics in Texas more likely than Whites to say non-medical factors like quality of housing and education level are essential to their health
Survey finds Black and Hispanic Texans say people would be healthier if state government prioritized improving economy and schools, reducing pollution and crime.
Although Houston has welcomed immigrants as essential members of the community, contradictory messages coming from state and federal officials creates confusion and fear around the stability of immigration policies. The COVID-19 public health emergency has brought these issues to the surface.
New Healthy Places Toolkit gives practical ideas for clinics to address health through the built environment
Designed as a ‘know-before-you-go’ resource, the toolkit provides information on what clinics and communities should know and consider before undertaking built environment projects and offers adaptable resources for front-line staff that enable them to learn about an issue and identify approaches for addressing it.
Texans familiarity with Social Determinants of Health terminology: What do we know & why is this important?
As SDOH work continues to grow nationally and in Texas, there is an opportunity for public and private funders, health system leaders, social service providers, and other stakeholders to develop consensus in the use of SDOH terminology.
New report examines how Houston is supporting immigrant families experiencing chilling effects during COVID-19
A new report from researchers at the Urban Institute and sponsored by EHF assesses Houston’s efforts to support immigrant families in the face of chilling effects around the public charge rule and the COVID-19 pandemic
Statewide Poll: Majority of Texans say state leaders can improve health by addressing non-medical factors like unemployment, neighborhood safety and pollution
Majorities of Texans say improving the economy, reducing pollution, and improving neighborhood safety should be top priorities for state lawmakers to improve health across the state. Plus, COVID-19 highlights why Texans say underlying social and economic conditions dramatically affect their health.