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15 August

October 12 – 19 is National Health Center Week

Category: Public Affairs, Public Health

The upcoming legislative session is a doozy—and we’re prepared to help our communities through it, no matter the outcome. With Texas going up against the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), it is our most vulnerable communities who stand to be affected the most. It is for that reason that we are committed to treat every person who walks through our doors with open arms and absolutely zero judgment, regardless of ability to pay. We always have, and always will.

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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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27 June

It’s National HIV Testing Day. Get Tested. It’s Free.

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

By James Lee, Government Relations Manager Today health care providers and HIV advocacy groups from across the country highlight the importance of HIV testing and prevention nationwide. On average, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are nearly 40,000 new HIV transmissions every year, with the highest rates found in the South. In…

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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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27 February

For Black History Month, Legacy Salutes Dr. Ann Barnes

Category: Public Affairs, Public Health

This Black History Month, Legacy Community Health salutes Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ann Barnes.  

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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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DLCC Emerging Leaders Forum
13 December

HIV featured prominently at Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Forum

Category: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Public Affairs

At the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Emerging Leaders Forum, held last week in D.C., state elected leaders from around the country, including Texas Representative Eric Johnson, convened to hear about the direction of the Democratic Party.

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World AIDS Day
01 December

Legacy honors those lost to HIV/AIDS as Houston continues fighting the epidemic

Category: Adult Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Affairs, Public Health

The event will honor the clinic’s roots in Houston’s AIDS crisis of the 1980s and outline next steps the city must take to end the HIV epidemic.

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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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05 October

HIV has spread in your zip code: Here’s what you need to know

Category: Adult Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Public Affairs

One out of every 200 persons in Houston reports living with HIV, according to the Houston Health Department. The disease has reached epidemic levels in Houston, hitting certain zip codes hard.

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