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.
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 …
One of Legacy’s pregnant patients speaks with NBC about Zika fears and precautions.
Venita Ray, public affairs specialist with Legacy, will attend the 21st annual International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa tomorrow. The conference is a gathering of over 18,000 of the world’s leading HIV specialists, including health care providers, scientists, and leading advocates.
Legacy Staffers and Intern Appointed to Mayor Turner’s LGBT Advisory Council
After the recent mass shooting, we all have probably experienced a lot of strong emotions. An important point to remember after events like this is that any emotion is valid, there is NO right or wrong way to feel. Common reactions can include having a sense of shock, experiencing sadness, grief, outrage, anger, anxiety and fear, helplessness (especially concern that it can happen anywhere to anyone), numbness, and many other emotions. Adults and children alike can exhibit trouble sleeping, poor appetite (or overeating to soothe themselves), difficulty concentrating, or having trouble with organization and memory.
Join The Montrose Center and Legacy Community Health Monday, June 13 for a candlelight vigil to remember and grieve those LGBT people and allies lost in Orlando’s terrorist attack. It was both an act of terrorism against America and act of hate against the entire LGBT community.
On Monday, top Texas Senate Republicans added additional pressure on Congress to find emergency funding for the Zika virus, 40 cases are confirmed statewide.
Members of Legacy’s Public Affairs and Public Health departments joined local people living with HIV (PLHIV) at the second annual HIV is Not a Crime National Training Academy last month in Alabama. The conference brought together activists and allies working to reform or repeal laws and statues that criminalize PLHIV.
As we honor the fallen this Memorial Day weekend, it’s also a time to recommit to providing proper health care to veterans. Many veterans are not receiving the care they need in a timely manner in the VA health system. Community health centers like Legacy are ready and willing to provide high-quality care to them and their families.