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Texas harm reduction advocates call for different use of opioid settlement money to address SUD crisis

| Nov 14, 2022 | Texas

On November 2nd, prior to his reelection as Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton announced that the state was entering into a $5 billion multi-state settlement with CVS Pharmacy for its inadequate monitoring of opioid prescriptions.     Texas is expected to see an additional $276 million from the deal to...[ Read More ]

Texas women rally around abortion ahead of 2022 midterm elections

| Nov 7, 2022 | Texas

More than 1.2 million Texans have taken recent action on pro-choice advocacy in the midterm elections, according to Planned Parenthood of Texas.      These actions include one or more of the following: registering to vote in the midterms, election canvassing, attending rallies, signing local petitions, and calling on elected...[ Read More ]

Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee members advocate for maternal health equity in upcoming legislative session

| Nov 4, 2022 | Texas

Following a rally at the Capitol by maternal health advocates this week, members of the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (MMMRC) are calling on state leaders to address maternal health equity in the upcoming legislative session.     Nakeenya Wilson, who sits on the review committee at the...[ Read More ]

Black maternal health advocates call for release of Texas report on maternal mortality

| Oct 31, 2022 | Texas

A coalition of organizations advocating for Black maternal health plan to hold a rally at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday to demand the immediate release of the 2022 Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (MMMRC) and Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Joint Biennial Report.     The Maternal...[ Read More ]

Parkland Health collaborates with DHA to launch on-site community healthcare for public housing residents in Dallas

| Oct 28, 2022 | Texas

Parkland Health system, in partnership with DHA, Housing Solutions for North Texas (DHA), launched 2 community hubs in Dallas earlier this month that provide various on-site, in-person services for public housing residents.     The hubs are located at Park Manor and Buckeye Commons. Residents can receive health screenings, virtual...[ Read More ]

Texas activists make abortion advocacy push ahead of the midterm elections

| Oct 26, 2022 | Texas

Early voting in the November midterm elections began in Texas on Monday. Texas Equal Access Fund (TEA Fund), one of the litigants in a high-profile lawsuit against the state’s abortion ban, took to social media to remind Texans to cast their ballots early.   Today is the first day of early...[ Read More ]