Author Archives: Ashley Guidry

Nuevos Cambios en Medicaid que benefician a las madres de Texas

Texas extenderá la cobertura para madres actuales y nuevas hasta 12 meses después del parto a partir del 1 de marzo. Por Ashley Guidry, Asociada de Comunicación En enero de 2024, los Centros Federales de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS) aprobaron el plan de Texas para proporcionar 12 meses de cobertura de atención médica …

New Medicaid Changes that Help Texas Mothers

Texas will extend coverage for current and new moms for up to 12 months post-pregnancy beginning March 1st. By Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate In January 2024, the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Texas’ plan to provide 12 months of postpartum health care coverage. Previously, coverage lasted two months but, with the …

S.H.E. Ready Presents: Our Voices on Black Love

Black women residing in the Greater Houston Area face historic social and cultural barriers that affect their access to empowering healthcare resources and education. Dedicated to making a lasting impact on the lives of Black women, the Sexual Health Empowerment and Readiness Project for Black Women (S.H.E. Ready) aims to address the sexual health disparities …

Keeping Your Child’s Smile Bright: February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of dental health for kiddos. This month, Legacy Community Health first welcomed students of Galena Park ISD to their brand new pediatric dental clinic – the first of its kind for Legacy’s school-based health program. And just in time, …

Get Tested Today: February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Did you know that February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day? It’s a day when we come together to learn, support, and fight against the spread of HIV and AIDS in Black communities. This year’s theme is “Engage, Educate, Empower: Uniting to End HIV/AIDS in Black Communities.” Let’s dive into what this day is …

Do you need both a physical and a well woman exam?

Did you know that while there is some overlap, both exams are crucial for your overall health. By Barrett White We’ve all heard that annual check-ups are important, but we often don’t know which services to pursue when we book that appointment. Often when a woman requests an annual exam, she might be booked for …

Prioritizing Children Safety During the Holidays

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate As the year slowly comes to an end, prioritizing children’s safety during get-togethers with family and friends is key to entering the holidays happy and healthy. Although most accidents are preventable, life itself is unpredictable. You can’t control every aspect of your day. According to the CDC, every hour a …

The Rise of Maternity Deserts in Texas

Maternity Deserts Texas

The existence of maternity deserts has grown at an alarming rate. How do we close this maternal health gap for a better tomorrow? by Dr. Cynthia Roland and Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate According to the March of Dimes, two million individuals across the country live in areas without access to birthing facilities. “I believe this is the …

Transgender Awareness Week 2023

Monday, November 13 through Sunday, November 19 is Transgender Awareness Week, followed by Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. During this time, Legacy honors the transgender pioneers who have helped pave the way for LGBTQ+ equality. By Barrett White   The LGBQ+ community owes it all to our Transgender siblings. This Transgender Awareness Week, …