Author Archives: Barrett White

We asked a recovery expert how to successfully navigate Dry January. Here’s what we learned.

By Barrett White Susie Loredo, LCSW is a sought-after addiction recovery social worker with Legacy Community Health.   The origins of Dry January are unclear – some recognize that the Swiss government suggested a version of it in 1942 as part of the war effort – while others recognize Dry January as a much more …

Designing a Health Resolution That’s Actually Good for You

By Barrett White How setting expectations, knowing your body, and uplifting yourself can help you achieve your goals.   Who among us feels defeated when we see a football player, model, or actor on the cover of a health and fitness magazine? I know I do. It’s easy to respect the work these individuals put …

Today is World AIDS Day

By Barrett White   Forty years ago, the collaborative fight to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic began. This year, Legacy Community Health is joining Harris County Public Health, the Houston Health Department, the Montrose Center, and other organizations to pay tribute to those we have lost, acknowledge the hard work and innovation of many, and celebrate …

Legacy Honors Transgender Awareness Week

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 LGBQ+ community owes it all to our Transgender siblings. This Transgender Awareness Week, Legacy reiterates …

A Legacy of LGBTQ Pioneers in Medicine

By Barrett White Today is National Coming-Out Day. LGBTQ History Month runs from October 1-31.   It’s well established that June is LGBTQ Pride Month in recognition of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, so why do we celebrate LGBTQ History Month in October? According to the observance’s official homepage, in 1994, Rodney Wilson, a …

Legacy Celebrates Bisexual Awareness Week

By Barrett White Bisexual Awareness Week runs annually from September 16 to 23.   So, what is Bisexual Awareness Week? Each year, GLAAD, the Bisexual Resource Center, and Still Bisexual recognize the bisexual community during Bisexual Awareness Week from September 16 to 23, culminating with Celebrate Bisexuality Day on September 23. According to GLAAD, who …

How might the Delta variant impact seniors?

By Barrett White Most seniors have received at least one dose of the vaccine.   While headlines may be discouraging, we cannot give up hope. The Delta variant is restarting fear of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and over the last year and a half, guidelines have changed from “guidelines for everyone” to “guidelines for the …

Legacy Community Health Announces New CEO – Dr. Robert “Bobby” Hilliard, Jr.

HOUSTON (August 24, 2021) – After a nationwide search, the Legacy Community Health (“Legacy”) Board of Directors announces the hiring of Dr. Robert “Bobby” Hilliard, Jr. as their new Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Katy Caldwell who is retiring after successfully leading Legacy for over 25 years. Dr. Hilliard’s appointment marks the first time …