Category Archives: Public Health

Good news in the fight against Zika virus in Texas. From the Governor’s office:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) today awarded the State of Texas a $5 million grant for Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) in order to combat the Zika virus. The grant comes as part of the supplemental Zika funding awarded by Congress to increase public health preparedness and response funding to protect Americans from …

Legacy Commemorates Transgender Lives by Lighting Building on Sunday, November 20th

Each year on November 20th, people across the country honor the memory of those who lives were lost in acts of violence on a day known as Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Clinton Introduces Access to Mental Health Care Plan

Hillary Clinton rolled out a comprehensive plan to address mental health services earlier this week. The plan focuses on an early diagnosis and intervention, enforcing mental health access regardless of income, and provide training to law enforcement officers on how to handle situations where people are struggling with mental health problems.

Racial Disparities in Accessing Mental Health Care

Americans getting treatment for a mental health condition is difficult for many, and may be even worse for young African Americans and Hispanics

How to Talk to Your Child About Bullying

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Over the past few years, incidents involving bullying have escalated across campuses throughout the US.

Texas Remains Vigilant as First Local Transmission of Zika in the United States Consumes Florida

By: Brianna DAlessio South, Marketing Specialist In a historic move, the Centers for Disease Control advised pregnant women yesterday not to travel to a neighborhood outside of Miami because of the Zika virus. That neighborhood has seen 14 cases of locally transmitted cases of the virus, a first in the United States. The 500+ other …

A Cure for AIDS is No Longer Unthinkable

The Washington Post has this write up of the 21st Annual AIDS Conference in South Africa this week. Legacy’s leading policy advocate for HIV/AIDS, Venita Ray, is attending the conference. From the Post: Not many years ago, the idea of defeating the resilient virus that causes AIDS was far-fetched. But as 18,000 people gather this …