Author Archives: Barrett White

Legacy Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 13 through November 19 is Transgender Awareness Week, followed by Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20. During this time, Legacy honors the transgender community who have helped pave the way for LGBTQ+ equality. By Barrett White   The LGBTQ+ community has seen much progress over the last 50 years. Individuals identifying as lesbian, …

One Month Left: Are you enrolled for Obamacare 2020?

Enrollment for 2020 runs from November 1, 2019 until December 15, 2019. By Barrett White   Have you enrolled for health insurance made possible by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare? The marketplace enrollment began on November 1 and will work like it has in previous years. The period will be 45 days, …

Legacy Recognizes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We take this time to celebrate survivors, remember victims, and educate ourselves on this important issue. By Kristy Miller, Clinical Social Worker   The numbers speak for themselves: On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one …

With Legacy’s ‘Best Pharmacy’ Win, We Celebrate PrEP

Legacy Community Health thanks OutSmart Magazine for our 2019 Gayest and Greatest Awards for Best Pharmacy and Best Community Health Services Provider. By Barrett White   The staff at Legacy Community Health could not be more excited over OutSmart Magazine’s acknowledgement of our pharmacy. To celebrate our Gayest and Greatest Award, we would like to …

Medicare Enrollment for 2020 is Here

By Barrett White Medicare open enrollment for 2020 begins October 15, 2019, and will end on December 7, 2019   According to a recent Space City Weather update, Houston is finally experiencing cold front season. As Houstonians, we know that means winter is coming. In the health care world, that means open enrollment is coming. …

Is it a lapse in memory, or cognitive impairment? Recognizing the signs as you age

By Barrett White Forgetfulness is a normal sign of ageing and can happen to anyone. But what happens when the problem is actually something more than that?   Everyone forgets things – I’ve left my own wallet at home more times than I can count. This is normal behavior, annoying as it can be. Everyone …

Invisible Women: A Legacy of Lesbian Health

By Barrett White Though lesbian women have largely the same health concerns as their heterosexual counterparts, there are notable differences in the communities which often go overlooked in mainstream health care.   In many ways, lesbian women have the same healthcare needs as any woman, regardless of sexuality; however, unlike straight women, they are at …

The HIV fight has changed. A new generation of activists is here.

By Barrett White One was an HIV activist at the height of the crisis. One continues the fight today, for a new generation. We sat down with both of them to discuss the role of the activist – then and now – and where the fight to end HIV is heading.   In the late …

The Houston Homeless Crisis: Legacy collecting donations throughout August

According to an annual census, the homeless population in Houston has dropped since 2011. For those still on the streets, collaborations between organizations like Legacy, The Montrose Center, and Healthcare for the Homeless are essential. By Barrett White   “Social determinants of health” might be a mouthful to say, but it’s a term we should …

Legacy Launches a Redesigned Website Homepage for Enhanced Experience

We’re excited to launch the redesigned Legacy Website Homepage and Navigation! The new site is designed to help drive online visitors to important information faster, to highlight more resources and programs we offer, and to enhance the mobile experience. Some of our new features include: The QuickLinks section on the homepage will help visitors find …