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.
Your Shot Texas awards more than $400,000 in grants to raise confidence and increase access to COVID-19 vaccines in Texas
The philanthropy collaborative created by EHF and other foundations across Texas focuses its new vaccine uptake effort on populations who have been most affected by the virus.
Read Marks’ letter calling on Texas leaders to include expanded health insurance coverage, enrollment support, prioritized primary care, and a focus on non-medical factors impacting health as part of the state’s application for Medicaid funding.