America leads the world militarily and economically – and in mental health disorders. In Texas, stigma and access to behavioral care are problematic.
Policymakers at every level have a critical role in preventing and treating the Zika virus. The most at-risk group are pregnant women, since the virus can cause severe birth defects.
END HIV in Houston
Legacy is spearheading the first-ever end HIV campaign for the City of Houston (#get2zero), thanks to a generous grant from the Ford Foundation and AIDS United.
Both inside and outside the halls of government, Legacy’s public affairs practice moves public policy to improve the lives of the patients and communities we serve. Along the way, we – with the rest of the nation’s large community health centers – save the American health care system $24 billion each year.
Our 2017 issue advocacy portfolio is made up of five core areas: the Affordable Care Act, childhood literacy, HIV, LGBT, and autism . We take our advocacy to multiple stakeholders across Texas and in Washington through high-impact lobbying and communications campaigns.
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.Learn more
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.Learn more