Blacks and Hispanics in Texas are more likely than Whites to say that non-medical factors such as where you live, your level of education, and your immigration status are critical to your overall health. Higher percentages of Blacks and Hispanics also say that state government should address economic and living conditions as public health priorities. Those are just some of the results of Episcopal Health Foundation’s first-of-its-kind statewide survey on social determinants of health and race in Texas.
Report Type: COVID-19
Responding to the COVID-19 crisis: Strategies for Health Plans to address health-related social needs among Medicaid beneficiaries
This webinar provides Texas Medicaid Managed Care Organizations with the opportunity to share and learn from one another about the challenges and opportunities to address members’ social needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
EHF has developed updated Texas COVID-19 maps at the county level that show the number of cases, social vulnerability, unemployment rate, Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds allocation, and availability of philanthropic COVID relief funds. These maps are updated weekly and aim to inform discussion on programs, services and funding to address challenges associated with pandemic.
How is Houston supporting immigrant families experiencing chilling effects during the COVID-19 pandemic?
A new report from researchers at the Urban Institute and sponsored by EHF assesses Houston’s efforts to support immigrant families in the face of chilling effects around the public charge rule and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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. In addition, two-thirds of Texans say people would be healthier if the state spent more money on non-medical factors that affect health.
New EHF report: Without policy changes, the number of uninsured Texans stuck in the health insurance “coverage gap” could skyrocket after COVID-19
Analysis finds expanding Medicaid and increasing state efforts to enroll recently jobless Texans in ACA health plans could prevent approaching crisis