A majority of Texans think that having good medical care is not enough for a person to live a healthy life. Instead, Texans say non-medical factors like where you live, how much money you make, and how much stress you have are critical to your overall health. Those are just some of the results of Episcopal Health Foundation’s first-of-its-kind statewide survey on social determinants of health in Texas.
Episcopal Health Foundation commits $3.5 million to Texas programs focused on healthy early childhood brain development
From home-visiting programs to innovative models based in pediatric clinics, Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) is providing $3.5 million to efforts that are focused on helping parents and caregivers promote early childhood brain development. It’s part of EHF’s plan to give the youngest Texans in need the best chance at a healthy life.
EHF’s investment is providing needed funding to local, regional and statewide coordinated Census campaigns across Texas.
EHF announces $3.1 million commitment to support Texas organizations that are raising community voices to influence health
EHF is announcing $3.1 million in grants to help organizations across Texas work with community members to become advocates for health and adopt new ways of solving health-related problems in their neighborhood. These new grants support groups working with low-income residents and neighborhoods in need across the state.
New learning collaborative aims to find best ways for health plans to address underlying, non-medical causes of poor health for Medicaid patients in Texas
A group of health sector stakeholders has launched a new learning collaborative designed to help Texas Medicaid health insurance plans develop and implement strategies to address the non-medical, root causes of poor health for patients across the state. The 12-month project will focus on access to healthy food, housing conditions, transportation, and other social factors that often have a direct impact on a person’s health.
See the first results of EHF’s $2.6 million Factor Health investment with Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin to discover and improve health interventions outside of the doctor’s office to improve #HealthNotJustHealthcare in Texas and beyond.
New numbers show there can be than a more than a 20-year difference in how long Texans live in one neighborhood compared to another, even though they may only be a few miles apart. That’s just one of the findings from an Episcopal Health Foundation analysis of a new, interactive mapping tool that shows life expectancy rates for neighborhoods across Texas.
EHF announces $17 million investment to strengthen the health system and community-based clinics in Texas
The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) is announcing a $17 million investment to help community-based clinics provide a wider range of health services and go beyond the doctor’s office to address underlying causes of poor health.
Texans say health care is the toughest living expense for them to afford. More than half (55%) of Texans say it’s difficult for them to pay for health care, including more than a quarter (27%) who say it’s “very difficult.” Those are some of the findings from a statewide Episcopal Health Foundation poll on affordability and access to health care in Texas.
New report: Large increase in number of community clinics in Harris County over the past decade leads to three times higher patient volume
The number of community clinics in Harris County providing primary care to low-income and uninsured patients has more than doubled in the past 10 years, which in turn has tripled patient volume. But difficulty connecting those patients with specialty care is a significant concern. Those are just a few of the conclusions of a new report that examines 10 years of community health clinic trends based on data and surveys from dozens of clinics across Houston and Harris County.
New EHF report: Despite growing uncertainty, more than 1 million Texans enroll in Affordable Care Act health insurance for 2019
More than 1 million Texans enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance for 2019 despite ongoing uncertainty, a federal court ruling invalidating the law, and massive funding cuts for navigators to help consumers sign up for a plan. That’s one of the findings of an Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) analysis of new ACA health insurance enrollment data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services combined with data from previous ACA enrollment periods.