Upcoming Conference
Austin, Texas, March 9, 2023

Shooting tragedy underlines urgent need for reforms on children’s mental health

| Jun 1, 2022 | Texas

The Texas House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety held a public hearing on Thursday to consider measures addressing the needs of youth in the state, specifically ways to improve programs and systems around child protective services, mental health services, educational institutions, and the juvenile court system.    ...[ Read More ]

ACLU Texas attorney says legal arguments in favor of gender-affirming care are strong

| May 5, 2022 | Texas

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion to overturn federal abortion protections that was leaked this week, thousands of Texans rallied around abortion and LGBTQ rights throughout the state on Tuesday. Activists came together in downtown Dallas, San Antonio, and at the Capitol to protest the state’s abortion...[ Read More ]

Texas behavioral health clinic expands access to telehealth through mobile app

| Apr 21, 2022 | Texas

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) and its Be Well Texas project, a provider network devoted to treating substance use disorder (SUD) in the state, last week made its mobile app WEconnect Recovery available for free download to all Texans struggling with...[ Read More ]

Health leaders discuss accessible data and depoliticizing health equity at 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| Mar 16, 2022 | Texas

At the 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference in Austin last week, panelists in the “Bringing an equity lens to health care” session highlighted the importance of understandable and accessible data in creating solutions to health disparities, and discussed how to depoliticize health equity conversations in Texas.  ...[ Read More ]

What You Missed: 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| Mar 14, 2022 | Texas

Earlier this month, we hosted our 2022 Texas State of Reform Health Policy Conference, bringing together thought leaders, legislators, and policy experts into multi-silo conversations about the future of health care in Texas.     Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid understanding...[ Read More ]

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan issues interim charges, forms interim committees

| Mar 11, 2022 | Texas

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan today issued interim committee charges for the 87th Legislature. The charges, which House committees will begin studying in the coming months, reflect a variety of issues facing the state and build upon the work accomplished during the most recent legislative sessions. The charges will help...[ Read More ]