Category Archives: Advocacy

Voter Registration Day!

by Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Fellow Texans, September 20th is National Voter Registration Day! That means those of us who haven’t registered are headed to their local county offices or hopping online to fill out a voter’s application. At Legacy, we are doing our part to place voter registrars at several of our clinics to …

September 18 is HIV and Aging Awareness Day

By Barrett White According to the 2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report, 47.9 percent of RWHAP clients are aged 50 and older.   People living with HIV are getting older. That’s fantastic news – this means that HIV suppression methods are working, and that those living with HIV are living longer lives, …

Maternal mortality rates in Harris County are abysmal. With competent maternal care, it doesn’t have to be that way.

By Dr. Rachel Robison, MD FACOG & Dr. Lindsey Vasquez, MD CPE FACOG Legacy Community Health is the largest OB-providing Federally Qualified Health Center in the nation, seeing twice the number of prenatal patients than any other FQHC in the country.    The most recent joint report by the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review …

Legacy Proud to Celebrate Transgender Day of Visibility

Transgender Day of Visibility is an international event on March 31 dedicated to recognizing the resilience and accomplishments of the transgender community. By Barrett White   International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is an observance celebrated annually on March 31. The date is dedicated to honoring and uplifting the accomplishments of transgender and gender expansive …

Legacy Recognizes 20th Annual LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week

LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week

The annual observance shines a light on health experiences by LGBTQ+ folk – and uplifts LGBTQ+ providers working to turn the tide. By Barrett White “Started 20 years ago by [the National Coalition for LGBTQ Health], this week raises awareness of the unique and important health needs of the LGBTQ communities and coalesces the LGBTQ …

National Social Work Month 2022: Honoring Social Workers and the Contributions They Make Everyday

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate Every March, National Social Work Month recognizes the work and dedication that social workers across the country deliver while providing services to children and adults in need. Social workers are advocates, advisors, counselors and facilitators in schools, clinics, businesses and government offices that are bringing about change in the lives …

Legacy Celebrates and Honors Black Women in the HIV Movement

HIV Testing Houston TX

Founded by the Positive Women’s Network in 2021, Celebrate and Honor Black Women in the HIV Movement Day is observed annually on March 12. By Barrett White   In the early 1980s, Dr. Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer, a Black Muslim nurse, spent her evenings in Black gay bars in Philadelphia teaching the men to put condoms on …

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 …