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.
New EHF Health Policy Poll: Texans show sweeping support for protections for pre-existing conditions
An overwhelming majority of Texans support health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions and say state government should play a role in making sure the health care system works. Those are just some of the results of a new statewide Episcopal Health Foundation survey on Texas health policy issues.
EHF and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin have announced a partnership to discover and advance health interventions outside of clinical settings that address underlying, nonmedical causes of poor health. The program’s goal is to transform the most promising efforts into successful cost-effective initiatives that measurably improve health.
Episcopal Health Foundation invests $3.4 million in groundbreaking effort to strengthen early childhood brain development in Texas
Projects focus on low-cost, evidence-based ways to help parents/caregivers build their infants’ healthy brains
Two-thirds of Texans without health insurance live in working families and more than half are in families that include at least one full-time worker. These are just some of the findings from The Uninsured in Texas, a detailed report written by Urban Institute analysts and sponsored by Episcopal Health Foundation.
In 2019, the Episcopal Health Foundation will continue work aligned with a five-year strategic plan to improve health, not just healthcare in Texas.
EHF’s Grant Guidance for 2019 expresses our core beliefs and explains the commitment of our philanthropic giving to outcomes-focused approaches.
The first deadline to submit a Letter of Inquiry for a 2019 grant for Cycle 1/Goal 1 is
December 8, 2018.
A majority of Texans say that reducing the number of women who die from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth should be a top priority for state lawmakers, even though few correctly knew about a recent increase in the state’s maternal mortality rate. That’s one of the findings of a newly released report focused on women’s health that is based on a statewide Episcopal Health Foundation/Kaiser Family Foundation survey of Texas health policy issues.
Episcopal Health Foundation announces $4 million investment to raise community voices to become advocates for their own health
New grants strengthen organizations across Texas that work with populations at greater risk for poor health.