Marks talks about the importance of addressing non-medical factors that impact health in PBS NewsHour’s primetime special “Critical Care”
EHF and a wide spectrum of philanthropic leaders, physicians, health care providers, local officials, business leaders, and advocates have signed a letter to the governor and the Texas Legislature.
EHF’s Elena Marks writes that Texas has the means to make health coverage a reality for more than one million low-income Texans. She says state leaders hold the keys and how can we look hard-working Texans in the eyes knowing what we know, and say we just decided not to do anything about it?
The pandemic has hit low-income communities of color particularly hard. WATCH NOW to see how EHF doubled down on efforts to improve community conditions so everyone can have a fair shot at a healthy life. Learn more in our new short film about our work:
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.