News Category: healthcare


Perspectives Blog > Beyond the Classroom: Health Services in Schools and How They Pay for Them

May 29, 2019

Beyond the Classroom: Health Services in Schools and How they Pay for It. By Anna Gu, Center for Health and Social Policy Ambassadorfilled with phlegm. I was managing not only my own cycle of sore throats and stomach bugs, but also those of the class – twenty-two small bodies with individual allergies, behavioral ticks, and swiss-cheese holes of attendance gaps.

A Conversation with CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Mike Mackert

May 14, 2019

A Conversation with CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Mike Mackert. By Kat Sisler, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorDr. Mike Mackert is a professor in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations and the Department of Population Health at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Director of the Center for Health Communication (CHC), a joint venture between Moody College of Communication and Dell Medical School geared at improving health through evidence-based communication research.

Perspectives Blog > Medicaid Work Requirements: Do They Work?

May 6, 2019

Medicaid Work Requirements: Do They Work? By Audrey Muntz, Center for Health and Social Policy Ambassador. When I began a semester-long research project on welfare work requirements for an Economics of U.S.

Perspectives Blog > Access to Reproductive Health Care in Texas: Rosie’s Law and the Hyde Amendment

April 22, 2019

Access to Reproductive Health Care in Texas: Rosie’s Law and the Hyde Amendment.  By Marjorie Crowell, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorAccess to reproductive health care in Texas is an issue for many living in the state.

Perspectives Blog > Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Texans

April 15, 2019

Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Texans.  By Sarah Gonzalez Claytor, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorSpoiled milk. Too-thin mattresses. Shackling. Stillbirths. These are some of the appalling examples of neglect and lack of dignity that pregnant people face in jails and prisons around the country and right here in Texas.

A Conversation with CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Michael Hole

April 4, 2019

A Conversation with CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Michael Hole. By Emma Nye, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorDr. Michael Hole grew up in a rural, 843-person town called Darlington, Indiana. A self-proclaimed Hoosier, he was his family’s first to go to college, later becoming its first to travel outside the United States. His father, a Captain for the Indiana State Police, worked as an undercover detective at KKK rallies and wartime riots, ran sting operations recovering stolen cars and drugs, and posed as a hit man.

Dr. Todd Olmstead Health Economist on $2.8M Grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

March 14, 2019

African American and Latina women, as well as women living in poverty, are at disproportionate risk for contracting HIV. Prevalence is increased further in these women if they have other risk factors for HIV, including substance use, history of intimate partner violence, and homelessness. Despite the relatively high prevalence rates in these populations, many of these women have never been tested for HIV. Knowledge of one’s HIV status is crucial for rapid access to treatment and reducing the spread of HIV.

Perspectives Blog > What I Learned by Helping People Sign-up at HealthCare.gov

Feb. 26, 2019

What I Learned by Helping People Sign-up at HealthCare.gov. By Annie Henson, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorFrom November 1st until mid-December, I can’t quite recall how many times I was greeted by this page as I sat in front of a computer in my little corner of a little cubicle at the Foundation Communities office. Sitting next to me as I clicked through this website was a rotating cast of the Austinites: a musician, a recent college graduate, a family of three.

Perspectives Blog > Issue to Watch at the Upcoming Texas Legislative Session: Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners

Dec. 12, 2018

Issue to Watch at the Upcoming Texas Legislative Session: Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners​. By Maranda Kahl, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorTexans across the state lack adequate access to primary care services. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designates 185 out of the 254 counties in Texas as “medically underserved.” As a whole, the state ranks 47th in the nation in practicing primary care physicians (PCPs) per capita.

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