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13 November

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Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Diabetes, Family Medicine, Gender Health, Geriatrics, Health News, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics, Public Health

A patient who is educated about their health is the best advocate for their own care. That is why we work with individuals, health care providers and communities to improve health outcomes. We are able to accomplish this through our education classes at many of our clinics and at community locations across Southeast Texas. Here…

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25 October

Administration’s Transgender Proposal Not Based on Medical Science

Category: Advocacy, Gender Health, Public Affairs

Legacy Community Health, the largest community health center in Texas, today opposed the Trump Administration’s effort to re-write the way transgender Americans are treated under civil rights law.  The Administration is looking into making the legal definition of sex as a “biological, immutable condition,” thereby cutting transgender people out of civil rights protections. “Stigma and…

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15 October

Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Category: Advocacy, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Affairs, Public Health

By Barrett White According to the CDC, nearly one quarter of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States were among Latino individuals, and yet Latino people make up only 3% of those receiving PrEP, the pill to prevent HIV, according to the CDC’s current estimates. Launched in 2009, Greater Than AIDS is an organization…

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15 October

WATCH: Who gets hurts the most under the new proposal limiting health care for legal, taxpaying immigrants? Harris County taxpayers

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs, Public Health

By Kevin Nix Many legal immigrants in Houston – those in the U.S. legally, who play by the rules, have jobs and pay taxes – work for employers who don’t offer health insurance. For decades, they have been able under “public charge” policies to utilize health insurance programs like Medicaid and the Medicare prescription drug…

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08 October

These immigrants are legal. It’s unbelievable that they are being penalized for this basic human need

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs

This op-ed originally appeared in the Houston Chronicle on October 5, 2018. By Katy Caldwell Texans, like the rest of America, don’t agree on much these days. But when it comes to the cost of health care, no matter income or political party, many believe it’s too expensive. Like Houston traffic, people just deal with…

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26 September

We Should Protect Health Benefits for Legal Immigrants

Category: Advocacy, Health News, Public Affairs, Public Health

By Barrett White Today Legacy announced our opposition to the new proposal limiting legal immigrants’ access to health services. For decades, under “public charge” policies, legal immigrants have been able to utilize Medicaid and the Medicare prescription drug benefit since many work for employers who don’t offer health insurance. The proposed change uses these public health…

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04 September

Legacy’s CEO Recognized as Outstanding Houston Business Leader in Health Care

Category: Advocacy, Public Affairs

This year Katy Caldwell, Legacy’s CEO, was named among a select few outstanding leaders in health care.

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03 July

Big News: CDC Head Evolves on Condoms and Needle Exchange Policy

Category: Advocacy, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Public Affairs, Public Health

By James Lee, Government Relations Manager Earlier this week, Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control, came out in favor of condoms and needle exchange policy as a means to combat HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Redfield previously held a longstanding view of abstinence as a means of prevention. “I…

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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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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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