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Community Health Center Permanently Integrates Mental Health Services

Posted on · Legacy Community Health recently announced it will integrate mental health into its primary care practice to better identify and treat conditions like depression and anxiety. The program started as a temporary plan, but it’s now going to be a permanent part of the community center. To learn more about the changes and the resources the […]

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Does the Texas Women’s Health Program Make Up for Medicaid Cuts?

Posted on · Last month (July 1, 2016), Texas launched a new program touted to help more women obtain free or low-cost healthcare. It’s the latest in a series of moves since the state cut off funding for organizations (like Planned Parenthood) linked to abortion providers five years ago. More than 80 clinics closed — a third of them affiliated […]

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Food Deserts in Houston

Posted on · One common characteristic of low-income areas in Houston is a shortage of grocery stores. For residents in such areas, that means having to travel long distances to gain access to fresh food, fruits and vegetables in particular. The USDA’s Economic Research Service says 20% of households in Harris County live without cars and are more […]