News Releases

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.

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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.

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EHF releases new report: The Uninsured in Texas

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.

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EHF releases Grant Guidance for 2019

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.

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EHF/KFF Poll: Most Texans don’t know about recent increase in the state’s maternal mortality rate

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.

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