Join Legacy in Celebrating Pride Month!

June is Pride Month! This month is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, amplify LGBTQ+ voices, and honor the trailblazers who have advanced equity for all. For Legacy, that means giving well-deserved flowers to those LGBTQ+ pioneers in health care. In fact, if you weren’t aware, Legacy ourselves began serving the community over 40 …

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Spotlight on Dr. Trina La, Senior VP of Pharmacy & Financial Support

Dr. Trina La, Senior VP of Pharmacy, was eight years old when she had to board an airplane in the chaos of an emergency evacuation of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War. Her entire family had to make their way through hundreds of desperate people at the airport gates, shouting and crying to …

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Spotlight on Nicole Loh, Senior Director of IT Business Intelligence

“I wanted to see if I liked America and if America wanted me,” Nicole Loh shared recently. This candid response to the questions, ‘why Houston and why Legacy?’ reveal something fundamental in Nicole’s optimistic and can-do nature. As part of AAPI Month, Legacy wanted to honor our only Malaysian colleague from this little-known corner of …

Boi Ha Gets Things Done: Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with AmeriCorps

As a child, Boi Ha always dreamed of becoming a superhero, helping those in need. Now as AmeriCorps Program Coordinator at Legacy Community Health, the cape she wears may not be visible, but the impact she has made is undeniably heroic. Boi isn’t fighting this battle alone, she has a dedicated team of AmeriCorps members …

Can’t Handle the Texas Heat? Follow these Cool Tips to Stay Safe

By Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate Extreme heat is one of the top weather-related killers threatening the most medically vulnerable in the United States. How can Houstonians prepare against this deadly heat? A devastating storm hit Houston on May 17th, resulting in at least seven deaths, along with nearly a million residents and multiple schools without …

Prioritizing Skin Health During Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, where we highlight the importance of skin health as the sunny days of summer fast approach. At Legacy Community Health, we understand the unique health needs of our diverse Houston community. With rising skin cancer rates in Texas, especially in Houston, it’s essential to educate and empower individuals about …

Congenital syphilis is on the rise in Houston. Have you been tested?

In recent years, Texas has witnessed a troubling increase in congenital syphilis cases among those who are pregnant– and Houston appears to be bearing the brunt of new cases. The resurgence of this preventable infection highlights the critical need for comprehensive prenatal care and accessible health services working in concert with one another. At Legacy, …

Lend a Helping Hand: It’s National Volunteer Month!

Feeling inspired to make a difference in your community? Take the first step towards meaningful volunteering today! By Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn Volunteerism has a rich history in the …

Spring into Action: Combatting the Effects of DXM Misuse

About one in four teens know someone who ingests DXM, are you aware of the risks of DXM misuse? By Neethu Mathew, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Ashley Guidry, Communications Associate The winter months have ended and spring is finally here! Unfortunately, this means common cold cases are on the rise. The pandemic interrupted the typical …

It’s STI Awareness Week: Know Your Status!

By Barrett White and Jill Jahns, Health Navigation Director As we step into STI Awareness Week (April 14-20), it’s time to spotlight a crucial health conversation that often lurks in the shadows of taboo, misinformation, and stigma. At Legacy Community Health, we’re committed to reinforcing the importance of sexual health awareness by speaking on the …