After being virtual for 2020 and 2021, the 2022 North Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference returns  in person at the Irving Convention Center in Dallas on Tuesday, September 27th.      Dr. Fred Cerise, President & Chief Executive Officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System, is scheduled for the Morning Keynote and will … Read more

The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) was recently featured in the New York Times for its efforts in Houston that have provided housing to thousands of homeless individuals. Their work is being hailed as a model for addressing the nation’s affordable housing crisis. The Houston Housing Authority is committed to providing support to low-income, elderly, and … Read more

The Travis County Commissioners Court (TCCC) voted unanimously last Tuesday to conduct a more thorough third-party performance audit of Central Health (CH) after a previously planned audit was deemed to be too lax. A performance audit approved by the TCCC in late July—in response to a report raising concerns about the district’s performance—was criticized for … Read more

Barnes joins the foundation as a proven leader in improving health equity and addressing underlying, non-medical drivers of health for under-resourced communities       Barnes takes over for EHF’s founding CEO Elena Marks who announced her pending retirement in April HOUSTON (August 2, 2022) – Episcopal Health Foundation’s Board of Directors has selected Dr. Ann Barnes as … Read more

Leading mental health care advocates are urging LGBTQ Texans struggling with depression and social isolation to take part in local Pride events this month to connect and engage with others. With dozens of celebrations scheduled throughout the state in June, counselors encourage engaging in local events and political activism to help alleviate anxiety, depression, post-traumatic … Read more

The Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium (TCMHCC) sends its deepest sympathies to those affected by the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas this week. No child, no parent, no community should have to experience what happened on May 24th at Robb Elementary.     The impact of the tragedy on the mental health of the survivors, … Read more