Tag Archives: Public Affairs

October 12 – 19 is National Health Center Week

The upcoming legislative session is a doozy—and we’re prepared to help our communities through it, no matter the outcome. With Texas going up against the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), it is our most vulnerable communities who stand to be affected the most. It is for that reason that we are committed to treat every person who walks through our doors with open arms and absolutely zero judgment, regardless of ability to pay. We always have, and always will.

Where Things Stand on Obamacare (AKA the Affordable Care Act)

By Barrett White   This isn’t the first time the state of Texas has sued the federal government in its opposition to the Affordable Care Act. But this time Texas Republicans may actually have the advantage needed to take Obamacare down. The Lay of the Land: Texas filed the suit earlier this year, arguing the …

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 …

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.

HIV Advocacy Week and World AIDS Day

For the first time, on the week of Nov. 27, END HIV Houston (END) will be leading a local advocacy week to bring more urgency to ending the HIV epidemic in Houston.

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.