September 25, 2015
Posted: September 24th, 2015
By Louise McDermott, Special to the American – Statesman
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), approximately 50 percent of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by 14, but the average delay between onset of symptoms and receiving treatment is eight to 10 years. McDermott, a licensed professional counselor, makes the argument here that mental illness in Austin should be approached with the same urgency as asthma or cancer.
Posted: September 23rd, 2015
By Alex Ura, Texas Tribune
Four years after they first reconfigured state-subsidized health services for low-income women, Texas health officials are considering how to consolidate two of the state’s main women’s health programs, the Texas Women’s Health Program and the Expanded Primary Health Care Program, to create the new “Healthy Texas Women” program.
Posted: September 21st, 2015
By Edgar Walters, Texas Tribune
A private company that provides health insurance to poor and disabled Texans is now aiming to keep vulnerable, homeless patients healthier, all the while saving money, through a cash investment focused first on supportive housing.