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In 2022, Texas Health Institute had the opportunity to be the fiscal sponsor for a small but vital nonprofit in Central Texas: Black Mamas ATX, headed by Executive Director Kelenne Blake-Fallon. At our board meeting in November, we were fortunate to hear from her about their approach, success, and continuing
Over the past two years, we at Texas Health Institute have been working to develop a better way of sharing our competencies and achievements. Research with partners showed some room for improvement regarding our scope and purpose but deep respect for our high-quality work and commitment to health equity.
Texas Health Institute was one of seven national finalists to receive a grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) to test their Aligning Sectors Theory of Change. Over the course of two years, THI examined 20 cross-sector initiatives, varying in geography, scope, and size, from across Texas. We share our
For the first time since 2019, the National Network of Public Health Institutes held its annual conference in New Orleans, LA, May 17-19. Texas Health Institute had one of the largest contingents present, with 11 staff and associates attending: an organizational record for THI. With nearly every attendee masked, and
Historically, border areas have been neglected in many, if not all, aspects of health care and public health. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, communities along the southern border of Texas experienced disproportionately higher rates of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, which adversely affected the approximately
Madison, Wis.—Collin ranks the healthiest in Texas and Brooks is the least healthy county in the state, according to new County Health Rankings data from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org.
Last year, TransFORWARD: Improving Transgender Lives—a collaboration between Texas Health Institute and Equality Texas Foundation with Transgender Education Network of Texas—successfully completed its first Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) project!
November is Transgender Awareness Month, a time to celebrate and honor the trans (transgender and gender diverse) community and bring awareness to issues facing trans people. We interviewed several people involved with TransFORWARD: Texas Transgender Health, a collaboration between Texas Health Institute and Equality Texas Foundation, about barriers to health