September 5-11th, 2021 is National Suicide Prevention Week

Suicide in the United States is at an alarming rate, so high that it is one of the leading causes of death in our country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says “many factors can increase the risk for suicide or protect against it. Suicide is connected to other forms of injury and … Continue reading September 5-11th, 2021 is National Suicide Prevention Week

September is Sexual Health Awareness Month

Sexual Health Awareness Month not only encompasses physical aspects of sexual health but the emotional side as well. Knowledge is power and there are no dumb or embarrassing questions. Having a healthy relationship and spreading awareness prevents sexual violence. This year’s theme is "Love, Bonding and Intimacy.”  Talking about healthy sexual relationships helps end the stigma and with … Continue reading September is Sexual Health Awareness Month

Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage: Children with Medical Coverage are More Likely to Succeed in School

Healthy students are better learners. With medical coverage such as CHIP and Medicaid, students are more likely to attend school and earn higher grades. Many children, including the millions uninsured in Texas have difficulty accessing quality health care. The pandemic has established a new reality that education and health care are linked. According to Centers … Continue reading Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage: Children with Medical Coverage are More Likely to Succeed in School

Foreclosure and Exploitation: Older Man Coerced into Agreeing to Enter an Unfair Payment Agreement

Richard, 64, and his siblings, inherited the father’s home in 2018 along with roughly $9000 in past due property taxes including penalties and interest. After their father’s passing, Richard moved into the home, maintaining the property and paying the bills which included making payments towards the taxes.  When the Covid pandemic hit, Richard had trouble keeping up with the payments and with the threat of foreclosure looming, he sought relief in the … Continue reading Foreclosure and Exploitation: Older Man Coerced into Agreeing to Enter an Unfair Payment Agreement

Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage: Back to School Medical Coverage

Having high quality, affordable health coverage is beneficial for children and their families. With children heading back to school in August, coverage will help parents can rest easy knowing their children can get the routine preventive care that keeps them healthy and the medical help they need if they get sick or injured.  Healthy children are better … Continue reading Connecting Texas Kids to Coverage: Back to School Medical Coverage