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What it Means to be in College Without Access to Healthcare

What it Means to be in College Without Access to Healthcare By Perdita Henry During the 86th Texas Legislative Session, auto enrollment was a regular topic surrounding the discussion of improving women’s healthcare. Several bills proposed common-sense solutions to improve continuity of care for women utilizing publicly funded healthcare programs – like Children’s Medicaid –…

Member Spotlight: The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Member Spotlight: The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses By Perdita Henry Nurses play a big role in the healthcare system. They’re the first person you speak to before the doctor arrives and the last person you speak to before you head back to the receptionist desk. They re-iterate the doctor’s instructions and…

Member Spotlight: Centering Healthcare Institute

Member Spotlight: Centering Healthcare Institute By Perdita Henry The 86th Texas Legislative Session ended with a few healthcare triumphs for Texas women. We saw an increase in funds for the Women’s Health Programs, and an improvement to auto-enrollment notification for postpartum women into the Healthy Texas Women (HTW) program. Other potential improvements to the healthcare…

Women’s Health Program Savings and Performance Report Released

Women’s Health Program Savings and Performance Report Released By Erika Ramirez The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) released its Women’s Health Programs Savings and Performance Report on May 1. This report is legislatively mandated by Rider 97 in the 2018-19 General Appropriations Act. The 2019 report fulfills all the reporting requirements for Healthy Texas…

President, Erin Biscone, MSN, BSN, BA

Member Spotlight: Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse Midwives

Member Spotlight: Consortium of Texas Certified Nurse Midwives By Perdita Henry Eighty-Four-member organizations from all over the state of Texas are what make the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition strong. All of them with different expertise that aim to support and assist their clients, members, or associates. Collectively, they all share a passion for improving of…

Just for you: Resources from NFPRHA

Just for you: Resources from NFPRHA By Perdita Henry TWHC attended the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association’s 2019 National Conference in Washington D.C. last month. While we received an overview of the current litigation related to Title X, heard enlightening presentations from various organizations, and attended fascinating breakout sessions, we also kept an…

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…