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Youth behavioral health services drastically strained in Texas

| Nov 5, 2021 | Texas

Behavioral health services in Texas, particularly for young people, have tremendously struggled to keep up with demand since long before the pandemic, according to Dr. Christopher Taylor, founder of Taylor Counseling Group. He says the origin of this mental health crisis for youth and young adults can be traced back...[ Read More ]

Q&A: CEO Celia Cole discusses Feeding Texas’s efforts to combat food insecurity

| Nov 5, 2021 | Texas

Celia Cole is the CEO of Feeding Texas, a statewide network of food banks and non-profits aimed at combating food insecurity in Texas. Cole is an expert in food and nutrition policy, and serves on the Partnership for a Healthy Texas advisory committee, as well as the Texas Food Policy...[ Read More ]

TMA Sues Feds Over Unfair Rule for Surprise Billing Law

| Nov 3, 2021 | Texas

The Texas Medical Association (TMA) filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Tyler, Texas, after the Biden administration failed to follow clear direction from Congress about how to implement the dispute resolution process set forth in the No Surprises Act, legislation that was passed in 2020 to protect patients from...[ Read More ]

Advocate says Proposition 6 could create confusion around visitation rules in assisted living facilities

| Nov 2, 2021 | Texas

Texans are set to vote this week on a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to have essential caregivers in assisted living facilities. Ahead of the vote, advocates for these facilities are raising questions about how Ballot Proposition 6 will decide who has authority in the event the state needs to...[ Read More ]

Texas Hospital Association responds to Gov. Abbott’s executive order banning vaccination mandates

| Oct 28, 2021 | Texas

Texas Hospital Association (THA) expressed their opposition to Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order prohibiting vaccine mandates by any entity in a statement released earlier this month. The statement came just two days after Gov. Abbott released his executive order.      The statement from Ted Shaw, THA president and CEO,...[ Read More ]

Texas Health Action's Kind Clinic Teams up With Walgreens To Open Dallas Clinic

| Oct 27, 2021 | Texas

Texas Health Action (THA), a community-informed non-profit dedicated to providing access to culturally affirming, quality health services in a safe and supportive environment, will team up with Walgreens to open its first Dallas clinic within the Walgreens at 3802 Cedar Springs Road, beginning in early 2022. Kind Clinic, a program of THA,...[ Read More ]

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