Health and Human Services Children
18 June

Legacy Community Health Warns of Mental Health Impact of Family Separation on Children

Category: Advocacy, Behavioral Health Services, Public Affairs

Legacy Community Health today highlighted the potential behavioral health impacts of separating children from their asylum-seeking parents. Almost 2,000 children have been separated from their parents as of May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

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Grassroots Guide to Health Care
31 January

Legacy Kicks-off Health Care Advocacy Trainings: Grassroots Guide to Health Care

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs

On Monday, Feb. 12, Legacy Community Health’s public affairs practice will launch Grassroots Guide to Health Care, a health-care advocacy 101 training for community advocates. The training will be the first in a series of events, held across the region that will provide community advocates with the tools they need to make an impact in health care and policy.

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17 November

HIV Advocacy Week and World AIDS Day

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, LGBT, Public Health

For the first time, on the week of Nov. 27, END HIV Houston (END) will be leading a local advocacy week to bring more urgency to ending the HIV epidemic in Houston.

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16 November

Legacy CEO Testimony on Economic Competitiveness

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs

Witness Testimony before the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness November 15, 2017 Katy Caldwell, CEO, Legacy Community Health Chairman Cook, and members of the House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness, my name is Katy Caldwell and I’m CEO of Legacy Community Health in Houston. We are one of the state’s largest federally qualified health…

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21 September

New Survey Reveals How Texans Feel About Health Care

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Behavioral Health Services, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Affairs, Public Health

This week, Texas Medical Center released results of their “Nation’s Pulse” health care survey, which showed most consumers feel health insurance is important yet too expensive.

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21 September

People need to take the Graham-Cassidy bill seriously

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs

The Graham-Cassidy bill decimates Medicaid, which millions of pregnant women, children, elderly, and the disabled rely on for their health needs.

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21 February

Texans Don’t Want to Repeal Obamacare without a Replacement

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Behavioral Health Services, Dental Care, Development, Family Medicine, Gender Health, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics, Public Affairs, Public Health, Vaccination & Immunization, Vision Services

As we wrote in a recent note to our patients, Legacy is aware of the understandable confusion and anxiety around the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. What all Houstonians should know is that health insurance plans have not yet changed, and those who have insurance will continue to receive the benefits of their individual plan.

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26 January

Obamacare Saves Life of Legacy Patient with Breast Cancer

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Public Affairs, Public Health

A good read on the benefits – and future of the Affordable Care Act — from the Houston Chronicle This article originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle on January 24, 2017 “Beverly Bryant believes the ACA [Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare] saved her life. The 64-year-old worked for two decades for the plant company…

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04 January

What Does “Driving Healthy Change in Our Communities” Look Like?

Category: Advocacy, Behavioral Health Services, Development, Family Medicine, Gender Health, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics, Public Health

Both in and out of the exam room, Legacy Community Health had an impact on our patients and communities we served in the last year.

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