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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 > Texas Public School Finance: The Special Education Struggle

April 18, 2019

Texas Public School Finance: The Special Education Struggle.  By Lynn Murphy, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorThe state of special education in Texas is grave. Following federal investigation, Texas was found to be in violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in January 2018.

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.

Perspectives Blog > Detaining Immigrant Youth: Disability Rights at the Border

April 3, 2019

Detaining Immigrant Youth: Disability Rights at the Border.  By Lynn Murphy, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorThe past year has brought heightened attention to the treatment of immigrant children at the U.S. border, as the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy meant separating families at the border and detaining children. The administration’s policies of detainment continue to pose a threat to immigrants, particularly children with disabilities, who often require specialized services and treatment.

A Conversation with CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Michele Rountree

March 27, 2019

A Conversation with CHASP Faculty Fellow Dr. Michele Rountree. By Sarah Gonzalez Claytor, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorGrowing up in a military family, Dr. Rountree moved every three to five years throughout her childhood and earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Arizona because she was interested in people.

Perspectives Blog: A New Yorker’s Journey through the Affordable Housing Crisis

March 26, 2019

A New Yorker’s Journey through the Affordable Housing Crisis. By Jade Vasquez, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorIf it wasn’t apparent by now, I am a proud New Yorker. This pride is personified in my speech, in my style, and in my dry sense of humor. One of the unique experiences I have had as a New Yorker from a working-class background is the fact that I left the city by choice.

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.

LBJ School in Top Ranks of US News & World Report Best Graduate Schools for Public Affairs and Social Policy

March 13, 2019

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks in the Top 10 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2020 edition of "Best Graduate Schools," released Tuesday morning. The LBJ School showed gains in homeland security and emergency management, nonprofit management, public finance and budgeting, public management, public policy analysis, and social policy.

Perspectives Blog > Universities are Battleground for Trump Administration Directives on Transgender Students

March 12, 2019

Universities are Battleground for Trump Administration Directives on Transgender Students. By Megan Kruse, Center for Health and Social Policy AmbassadorUniversities are tasked with enforcing Title IX, which states "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Under the Obama Administration, the scope of Title IX was broadened.

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