Safety-net clinics across Texas are facing potentially devastating financial struggles during COVID-19, but a new emergency loan program developed by Episcopal Health Foundation and fiscally sponsored by Austin Community Foundation is helping
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.
Survey Half of Texans have experienced financial hardship due to pandemic More than one-third of Texans have skipped/postponed medical care since March Black and Hispanic Texans much more likely to be concerned
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 Blacks and Hispanics in Texas
EHF’s Statewide Poll: Majority of Texans say state leaders can improve health by addressing non-medical factors like unemployment, neighborhood safety and pollution
Majorities of Texans say improving the economy, reducing pollution, and improving neighborhood safety should be top priorities for state lawmakers to improve health across the state.
El Centro de Corazón clinic in Houston In a second round of funding related to COVID-19, Episcopal Health Foundation has awarded $1.3 million in grants to 32 nonprofit clinics and other organizations
Analysis finds expanding Medicaid and increasing state efforts to enroll recently jobless Texans in ACA health plans could prevent approaching crisis
Episcopal Health Foundation announces $1.6 million in grants during first round of funding for COVID-19 response in Texas
Grants will help 23 clinics and organizations working on the front lines serving at-risk communities through medical care, benefit assistance, and other health services
Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) leaders have announced a $10 million plan to address the long-term effects of the COVID-19 crisis.
CEO Elena Marks writes that we must advance ways to work further upstream to prevent a health crisis from happening in the first place and building resiliency for when it does come.
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.