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Dr. Ann Barnes talks about EHF’s new priorities on KPRC-TV’s Houston Newsmakers
Can prioritizing food/nutrition security, maternal health, and diabetes prevention be the keys to good health for Texans most in need? Episcopal Health Foundation is betting on it.
Dr. Ann Barnes, EHF’s president and CEO, joined KPRC-TV’s Houston Newsmakers program to talk about the foundation’s new strategic framework.
She explained that EHF’s next chapter is doubling down on the foundation’s groundbreaking work over the past eight years by challenging Texans to go beyond the doctor’s office to address underlying non-medical factors that impact health.
“We believe in equity, but I think that we have the opportunity to show numbers and how not all Texans have good health outcomes,” Barnes said. “Which I believe is what Texans would want, that no matter where you live, what language you speak, what your economic status is that you deserve to be a healthy Texan.”
Barnes also explained why EHF believes that by concentrating efforts and research in the three specific and interconnected priority areas, the foundation can join a variety of partners to make significant strides in reducing preventable health disparities across Texas.
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