April 8, 2016
Central Health: A community can’t be affordable unless it’s healthy
Posted: Saturday, April 2, 2016
By Patricia Young Brown – Special to the American-Statesman
Central Health President and CEO Patricia Young Brown makes the case for inclusivehealth care being an integral point in any local discussion of an “affordability solution” in this opinion piece for the Statesman. The shared costs of an unhealthy communityimpacts the local economy through missed work and school and preventable ER visits, but most of all, it affects thousands of families in Travis County.
People’s Community Clinic expands to $16 million building in Austin
Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
By Mary Ann Roser – American-Statesman Staff
People’s Community Clinic is opening a spacious new location next week that will have the capability to serve twice as many patients in the coming years. The 59,000-square-foot clinic officially opens on April 12 and will be located at 1101 Camino La Costa.
Its I-35 clinic, open since 1993, will now become People’s Center for Women’s Health.
Texas Expands Access to Family Planning and Preventive Health Services
Posted: April 2016
By Joey Berlin – TexasMedicine
Since Texas Legislature cut about two-thirds of the state’s family planning budget in 2011, it has taken five years before a rise in new funding and a more effective state approach to women’s health has made local physicians optimistic again. Physicians say Texas has made significant progress in addressing issues created by those cuts, such as decreased access to screenings and family planning services for low-income women and girls.