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.
EHF has developed updated Texas COVID-19 maps that show the number of cases, social vulnerability, unemployment rate, and information about government and philanthropic funding.
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.