Author Archives: Barrett White

Wellness Bar by Legacy Offers Affordable Preventative Services in Spa-like Setting

New facility at 120 Westheimer now open HOUSTON (October 22, 2020) – In true innovative fashion, Legacy Community Health is unveiling a new approach to providing preventative services to the community. Named Wellness Bar by Legacy, the new 2,100 sqft facility located at 120 Westheimer in Montrose offers certain preventative care services in a spa-like …

Legacy Community Health Available for Comment on Revised Social Work Code of Conduct

The newly revised code removes the LGBTQ+ and disabled communities from its list of non-discrimination protections HOUSTON (October 22, 2020) – Legacy Community Health, the largest community health center system in Texas, announced today its opposition to the State Board of Social Work Examiners’ revised code of conduct. For years, the State Board of Social …

Intimate Partner Violence in the Work Place

By: Norma Subias, Clinic Social Worker II, LMR and Dora Reyes, U of H Graduate School of Social Work Intern   People experience all sorts of pain, whether it is physical, emotional, mental, or verbal. At one point or another, we will all experience intentional or unintentional pain. When you are experiencing intentional pain from …

Legacy Recognizes National Latine HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, October 15

The observance will be recognized by Legacy with free testing and a chance to win Amazon gift cards. By Barrett White   October 15 is National Latine HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). According to the CDC, over one quarter of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States were among Latine individuals, and yet Latine people …

Legacy Community Health Wins Five 2020 Gayest & Greatest Reader’s Choice Awards

The annual contest also features 20 Legacy award finalists. By Legacy Community Health   Legacy Community Health could not be more proud to be the recipient of five Gayest & Greatest reader’s choice awards by OutSmart Magazine. Twenty other Legacy individuals and services landed finalist spots in the 2020 annual award season, including the Communications …

Adolescent Health Initiative certification focuses on quality care for adolescents

Legacy Community Health Receives Gold Certification for Adolescent Health Service HOUSTON (September 29, 2020) – Legacy Community Health’s Montrose clinic has received a Gold-Level Certification as an Adolescent-Centered Environment. As defined by the Adolescent Health Initiative, Adolescent-Centered Environments are inclusive of, informed by, and responsive to the needs and values of adolescents. Adolescent-Centered Environments also …

Legacy Honors National Gay Men’s HIV & AIDS Awareness Day with Community Events

Legacy locations in Houston and Beaumont will honor the observance with free testing and a chance to win a Visa gift card. By Barrett White   National Gay Men’s HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) falls on September 27, 2020 this year. On September 26 and 27, Legacy Community Health will observe NGMHAAD with community …

Marijuana Use in Teens: Typical Risk-taking or Concerning Use?

As we work through the month of September, Legacy continues to recognize National Recovery Month. By Dominique Gonzalez, Addiction Services Social Worker & Kara Kai Kirton, Manager of Ancillary Social Services   While determining one’s own readiness for recovery from substance use can be daunting this September for National Recovery Month, determining if your teenager …

Anxious Adolescents: Helping Teens Through the Ongoing Lockdown

A recent study by the Rox Institute found that nearly 80% of adolescents studied reported feeling lonelier since the lockdown began. By Barrett White   We’ve heard of “FOMO” – the “fear of missing out.” These days however, while we’re all shut into our homes in order to protect our communities from the ongoing pandemic, …

You Can Build a Life You Don’t Want to Relapse From

For the month of September, Legacy recognizes National Recovery Month. By Susie Loredo, LMSW   Recovery Month is the perfect time to talk about building a life you don’t want to relapse from. Everyone has their own definition of a good life, but there are some basics that everyone working toward recovery should consider. SAMHSA’s …