Philanthropy collaborative focuses new vaccine uptake effort on populations who have been most affected by the virus Your Shot Texas has invested more than $400,000 in grants to help community-based organizations increase
New EHF statewide poll shows uninsured Texans face far more difficult battle to access and afford basic medical care
Nearly half of all Texans say it’s difficult for them to pay for health care and 53% say they’ve skipped or postponed medical care because of cost. But Texans without health insurance face much more difficulty affording medical care and are far more likely to skip going to the doctor. Those are some of the findings from EHF’s statewide poll on affordability and access to health care in Texas.
HOUSTON – A large majority of Texans support Medicaid expansion and say state government should play a role in making sure the health care system works well. Those are some the results
New study: Preventable poor health conditions for people of color during COVID-19 create growing medical and economic burden for Texas
Report finds there would be 5,000 fewer COVID-19 deaths if Black and Hispanic residents in Texas had same mortality rates as White residents Researchers estimate health disparities cost Texans $7.7 billion in
Less than half of Texans say they’re very likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine and certain groups are even more hesitant. But there are some Texans who now appear more likely to get vaccinated than just a few months ago. Those are some of the latest findings from Episcopal Health Foundation’s statewide survey completed in December that examined the likelihood of Texans to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
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