EHF’s Elena Marks writes in Milken Institute’s Power of Ideas: With so much talk about a “new normal” post-pandemic, let’s make this the new normal in how we deliver health, not just health care.
New Central Texas COVID-19 Survey: Four in 10 residents have skipped/postponed medical care since March
About four in 10 residents in Central Texas say they or someone in their household has skipped or postponed needed medical care since the pandemic began and almost all of them say they skipped preventive care. Those are just some of the findings from Episcopal Health Foundation’s survey on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across five Central Texas counties. The survey was co-sponsored by St. David’s Foundation.
New report: Harris County residents more likely to suffer financially during COVID-19 than other areas of Texas
A majority of people who live in Harris County say they’ve suffered financial troubles during COVID-19 and almost half say they or someone in their household has lost a job, lost a business, or had their wages or hours reduced. Those are just some of the findings from Episcopal Health Foundation’s survey of the impacts of COVID-19 in Harris County that was co-sponsored by Arnold Ventures.
Half of Texans say they have suffered financially as a result of COVID-19 and more than one-third say they or someone in their household has skipped or postponed needed health care since the pandemic began. Those are just some of the findings from Episcopal Health Foundation’s statewide survey of Texans on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic across the state.
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.
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.
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