Author Archives: Barrett White

Safely Enjoying Spring Weather

As the weather continues to warm up, our ageing community can keep active and healthy by soaking up the sun – or not! By Barrett White   After a particularly difficult winter season here in southeast Texas, a fresh breath of spring air is a welcome change! It’s also the perfect opportunity to get some …

Exciting Progress in the Development of an HIV Vaccine

Evidence suggests an upcoming vaccine trial looks promising. By Barrett White   Preliminary data from a clinical trial by The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California looks promising, and suggests that a new HIV vaccine may be on the horizon. The trial was attached to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). “These are very …

Legacy Staff Demonstrate the Meaning of Public Health

National Public Health Week is observed April 5–11, 2021. By Barrett White   With the COVID-19 pandemic not yet behind us, we are living through the most challenging public health crisis of our lifetimes. Now more than ever, it is important to celebrate public health – and the public health workers who dedicate their time …

March 31 is International Day of Trans Visibility

International Day of Trans Visibility honors the achievements and contributions of transgender individuals. By Barrett White   Today marks the 12th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV). At the time that the annual observance was founded in 2009, the only widely-held observance honoring transgender and gender nonconforming people was Transgender Day of Remembrance, which …

National LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week is March 22 – 26

The annual observance shines a light on health inequities experienced by LGBTQ+ folk – and uplifts LGBTQ+ providers working to turn the tide. By Barrett White   Every day, Legacy honors the ethos of National LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week, dating back to our humble beginnings as a volunteer-run STI clinic operating out of a house …

Staying Hydrated as Texas Warms Back Up

Adults ages 65 and up have the highest hospital admission rates for dehydration. By Barrett White   Texas is warming back up and we all know what that means: high temperatures and humidity are on their way to the Gulf Coast region. As the temperatures begin to climb back up, it’s important to remember that …

March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance that takes place on March 10. By Barrett White   Did you know that a woman in Texas is diagnosed with HIV every 12 hours? Though the HIV epidemic may not get as many headlines, HIV infections are still on the rise. This …

How FEMA Can Help You Recover After the Texas Freeze

Seventy-seven Texas counties, including all in the Houston-Beaumont region, have been declared eligible for FEMA assistance following the winter storm. By Barrett White   Last week’s winter storm was yet another 100-year event we have collectively experienced in the last few years. As fellow Texans who weathered the storm ourselves, Legacy sympathizes with and supports …

February is School-Based Health Care Month

Legacy clinics are co-located in 27 schools in the Houston region, serving hundreds of students across multiple service lines. By Barrett White   For any parent, nothing else matters when your baby is sick. Unfortunately for working parents, that can mean lost hours on the job, complicated scheduling, and undue anxiety to ensure that your …

Legacy Honors the 22nd Annual Black HIV Awareness Day

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get a free rapid HIV test at Legacy Beaumont this Friday or at Legacy Montrose or Legacy Southwest this Saturday to be entered for a chance to win $100. By Barrett White   February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to help stop HIV …