Tag Archives: Public Health

What Does “Driving Healthy Change in Our Communities” Look Like?

Both in and out of the exam room, Legacy Community Health had an impact on our patients and communities we served in the last year.

Good news in the fight against Zika virus in Texas. From the Governor’s office:

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) today awarded the State of Texas a $5 million grant for Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) in order to combat the Zika virus. The grant comes as part of the supplemental Zika funding awarded by Congress to increase public health preparedness and response funding to protect Americans from …

Mental Health Access and Public Schools

One out of five of the 50 million public school kids exhibit signs of a mental health disorder, including depression, and anxiety. Mental disorders dramatically affect a child’s ability to learn.

Clinton Introduces Access to Mental Health Care Plan

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.

Racial Disparities in Accessing Mental Health Care

Americans getting treatment for a mental health condition is difficult for many, and may be even worse for young African Americans and Hispanics

How to Talk to Your Child About Bullying

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Over the past few years, incidents involving bullying have escalated across campuses throughout the US.

A Cure for AIDS is No Longer Unthinkable

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 …

Legacy Patient Worried about Zika Virus

One of Legacy’s pregnant patients speaks with NBC about Zika fears and precautions.