Tag Archives: Public Health

Legacy Staff Demonstrate the Meaning of Public Health

National Public Health Week is observed April 5–11, 2021. By Barrett White   With the COVID-19 pandemic not yet behind us, we are living through the most challenging public health crisis of our lifetimes. Now more than ever, it is important to celebrate public health – and the public health workers who dedicate their time …

Legacy Honors the 22nd Annual Black HIV Awareness Day

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get a free rapid HIV test at Legacy Beaumont this Friday or at Legacy Montrose or Legacy Southwest this Saturday to be entered for a chance to win $100. By Barrett White   February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to help stop HIV …

Managing Mental Health as We Remain at Home

For nearly a year, we’ve endured social isolation, family stress, and job insecurity. How can we cope? By Barrett White   We have collectively been through a lot since March. For nearly a year now, we’ve been in varying states of lockdown, dealt with social distancing, and have probably had to turn the car around …

Legacy Honors World AIDS Day 2020

Legacy’s annual observance will take place virtually this year. By Barrett White   It’s no secret that Legacy’s roots were planted right at the onset of the AIDS crisis of the 80s and 90s. While HIV is no longer a death sentence when treated appropriately, we all must remain vigilant and fight complacency. According to …

At-Home HIV Testing Available Through Legacy

At-home testing is free, fast, easy, and discreet, and comes with the same patient navigation you get with an in-person visit. By Barrett White   Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no wonder that some people would rather stay home than walk into a clinic. COVID-19 isn’t the only virus out there though, and viruses …

Observing World Diabetes Day during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Rita Zapien, MS RD LD CDCES November 14th marks World Diabetes Day (WDD), an event created to spread awareness about this all-too-common health condition. This year’s observance comes in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, which poses new challenges for those living with the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and …

Intimate Partner Violence in the Work Place

By: Norma Subias, Clinic Social Worker II, LMR and Dora Reyes, U of H Graduate School of Social Work Intern   People experience all sorts of pain, whether it is physical, emotional, mental, or verbal. At one point or another, we will all experience intentional or unintentional pain. When you are experiencing intentional pain from …

Legacy Recognizes National Latine HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, October 15

The observance will be recognized by Legacy with free testing and a chance to win Amazon gift cards. By Barrett White   October 15 is National Latine HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). According to the CDC, over one quarter of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States were among Latine individuals, and yet Latine people …

Marijuana Use in Teens: Typical Risk-taking or Concerning Use?

As we work through the month of September, Legacy continues to recognize National Recovery Month. By Dominique Gonzalez, Addiction Services Social Worker & Kara Kai Kirton, Manager of Ancillary Social Services   While determining one’s own readiness for recovery from substance use can be daunting this September for National Recovery Month, determining if your teenager …

Legacy Community Health Sees Nearly 60% Rise in Applications for HIV/AIDS Medication Program during COVID

Temporary Changes in State Requirements Help Patients Get Extra Month of Medications HOUSTON (June 5, 2020) – Since mid-March when statewide restrictions were put in place to flatten the number of COVID-19 cases, Legacy Community Health Financial Services has seen a 58.5% increase from the average number of completed applications for the Texas HIV Medication …