From new virtual programs to successful models based in pediatric clinics, Episcopal Health Foundation is providing $2 million to efforts across Texas that are helping moms, dads and other caregivers promote healthy brain development for the youngest Texans.
A new statewide poll on health policy issues finds that a large majority of Texans support Medicaid expansion and say state government should play a role in making sure the health care system works well.
“We want to make sure Texans get the right information, at the right time, from the right messenger, so they’ll get the #CovidVaccine,” says EHF’s Elena Marks on Spectrum News 1 Texas.
New study: Preventable poor health conditions for people of color during COVID-19 create growing medical and economic burden for Texas
Report finds there would be 5,000 fewer COVID-19 deaths if Black and Hispanic residents in Texas had same mortality rates as White residents.
EHF announces $2.1 million commitment to support Texas organizations that are raising community voices to influence health
Grants are aimed at activating communities to address health-related opportunities and challenges affecting their neighborhoods.
Sim and Hensman write why data suggests that there is a continued need for financial relief for Harris County and programs should dig deeper into their data and networks to ensure that assistance is flowing equitably to populations who are hurting the most.
Less than half of Texans say they’re very likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine and certain groups are even more hesitant. But there are some Texans who now appear more likely to get vaccinated than just a few months ago. Those are some of the latest findings from EHF’s statewide survey completed in December.
Are Texans Skipping or Postponing Medical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Major Takeaways from EHF’s Statewide Poll
EHF’s Shao-Chee Sim writes that it’s disconcerting that six months after the pandemic started, more than one third of Texans are still skipping or delaying medical care.
The new Letter of Inquiry (LOI) form required to apply for grants under Goal 1 will be available on January 4, 2021. However, the LOI submission deadlines remains January 15, 2021 as stated in EHF’s 2021 Grant Guidance.
New program goes beyond traditional grantmaking to help clinics battle added costs, shift to telemedicine, and increase in uninsured patients during the pandemic.
In the Understanding Houston blog, Shao-Chee Sim writes why EHF research show the same at-risk populations are slow to recover from the health and financial tolls of two different disasters.