October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is here, and we at TWHC join women across the country in celebration of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At the TWHC, our mission is to create greater access to healthcare for women in Texas, including access to breast cancer screenings and health services. By expanding access to these services, we can help those affected by breast…

Rural Hospital Closures in Texas

At TWHC, our mission is to create access to healthcare for all women in Texas. This recent opinion piece from the Texas Tribune, written by John Henderson, CEO of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, highlights the unfortunate fact that many rural hospitals in our state are being closed down due to a declining volume…

Testimonial from Dr. Colleen Bridger of SAMHD

As a member-driven organization, TWHC seeks to increase funding for and access to healthcare services for all Texan women. Our members represent a diverse range of organizations who share our commitment to this mission. This month, we’re excited to share with you a member testimonial from Dr. Colleen Bridger, the Director for the San Antonio…

Health and Human Services Names 2018 Title X Grantees

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs recently announced the intended grantees for the Title X family planning service grants for fiscal year 2018. These grants are expected to be awarded no later than September 1, 2018, cover all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and six Pacific…

HHSC Releases Report on Auto-Enrollment in the Healthy Texas Women

  In the 2018-2019 Texas state budget, the Health and Human Services Commission was directed to conduct and provide the legislature with an analysis of the cost-effectiveness and projected savings that an auto-enrollment measure could provide. Specifically, the measure would impact women who become ineligible for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or the Children’s…

TWHC is Hiring for an Advocacy & Communications Specialist!

We are excited to announce that we are currently hiring for an Advocacy and Communications Specialist at TWHC! The Advocacy and Communications Specialist will be an essential member of our small-but-mighty team, and this role will focus specifically on developing and driving the organization’s communications strategy, including active, consistent and meaningful communications with advocates, community stakeholders,…