Category Archives: Public Affairs

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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.

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

Grassroots Guide to Health Care

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.

HIV featured prominently at Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Forum

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.

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

World AIDS Day

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.

Legacy CEO Testimony on Economic Competitiveness

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 …

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

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.

The United States Conference on AIDS 2017: A Recap

Venita Ray, second from the right, with members of ACT NOW: END AIDS Coalition at USCA

The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), which just convened on September 7, was an informative event, once again this year. Expected changes in the Affordable Care Act, proposed cuts to Medicaid and health care delivery were some of the key issues of discussion.