Category Archives: Community Engagement

Safely Enjoying Spring Weather

As the weather continues to warm up, our ageing community can keep active and healthy by soaking up the sun – or not! By Barrett White   After a particularly difficult winter season here in southeast Texas, a fresh breath of spring air is a welcome change! It’s also the perfect opportunity to get some …

How FEMA Can Help You Recover After the Texas Freeze

Seventy-seven Texas counties, including all in the Houston-Beaumont region, have been declared eligible for FEMA assistance following the winter storm. By Barrett White   Last week’s winter storm was yet another 100-year event we have collectively experienced in the last few years. As fellow Texans who weathered the storm ourselves, Legacy sympathizes with and supports …

Are you enrolled for 2021 ACA coverage?

Enrollment for 2021 runs from November 1, 2020 until December 15, 2020. By Barrett White   Are you one of the millions of Americans to access health care through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare? The marketplace enrollment began on November 1 and will work like it has in previous years. The …

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 …

National Pharmacy Week: The Role Pharmacists Play in Patient Health Care

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate This week marks National Pharmacy Week, a time set aside to acknowledge the contributions pharmacists make in caring for patients. Pharmacists are a valuable resource in patient care. Beyond filling prescriptions, they help patients adhere to their medications, assist with questions and concerns, as well as provide immunizations. Legacy pharmacists …

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 Celebrates the LGBTQ+ Community May 17

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. By Barrett White   In 1990, the World Health Organization declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder, a decision that activists called long overdue. In 2004, the anniversary of the decision, May 17, became the international observance day to celebrate and empower the community. The International …

Legacy Honors Lesbian Visibility Day

By Barrett White Sunday, April 26 is Lesbian Visibility Day, 2020.   The LGBTQ+ movement for equality owes a lot to the hard work of the lesbian community. Each April, the community recognizes lesbians past and present for their contributions to equality. After all, right here in Houston, we were the first major city in …

Walk with a Doc Provides Comfortable Environment for Health Questions

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, Legacy physician Dr. Amelia Averyt takes Houston’s southeast side on a walk in the park while answering their burning health Q’s. By Barrett White   What is more peaceful than a walk in the park? Dr. Amelia Averyt, a physician at Legacy Santa Clara on the east …

Legacy Honors the 21st Annual Black HIV Awareness Day

The day is observed annually on February 7. This year’s theme is, “We’re in this together.” By Barrett White   In Harris County, nearly half of all people living with HIV are Black. Meanwhile, the Black community only makes up less than 20% of the population of Harris County. The importance of equitable HIV outreach …