New study: Preventable poor health conditions for people of color during COVID-19 create growing medical and economic burden for Texas
Report Type: Social Determinants of Health
Summary, notes and resources from the Texas MCO SDOH Learning Collaborative – January 2021
Social Determinants of Health Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Findings from a 2020 Survey of MCOs in Texas
In October 2020, EHF, TAHP and TACHP launched a statewide MCO survey to better understand the challenges and opportunities to address their Medicaid members’ SDOH needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
See agenda, presentation slides, and video recording of this webinar that marked the kick-off for Phase Two of the Texas MCO SDOH Learning Collaborative.
Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Primary Care and Social Service Integration in Texas
Funded by EHF, the Texas Health Improvement Network (THIN) conducted a 15-month project to explore the current practice of healthcare and social care integration in Texas, identify key issues impacting adoption and sustainability, and develop recommendations to advance this work in Texas.
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.