Public Affairs

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.

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June

Houston and Beaumont Celebrate 50 Years of the Modern LGBTQ Movement

It’s been 50 years since the birth of the modern LGBTQ liberation movement. How two cities—one that has celebrated Pride for five years, and one for over forty—are showing up for equality. By Barrett White   Incredibly, it’s been 50 years since the modern movement toward LGBTQ rights was kicked off at the Stonewall Inn…

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April

The 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference: What We Learned, Part 2

On day two of the conference, experts in their fields debated the cost-effectiveness of PrEP. How did they come to their conclusions, and how can states leverage that cost without the patients paying the price?   By Barrett White According to the CDC’s website, PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a medication regimen that “when taken…

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