Member Spotlight: Mental Health America of Greater Houston

Member Spotlight: Mental Health America of Greater Houston By Perdita Henry It wasn’t long ago that mental health was only discussed reluctantly. People displaying mental health difficulties were often believed to have a weak mind or constitution, and their chances for seeking help were often dependent on their class, community, and status. Now, you’re liable…

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…

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…

TWHC supports continuity of care improvement at the Texas Capitol

TWHC supports Continuity of Care Improvement at the Texas Capitol By Perdita Henry As bills continue to make their way through committees, TWHC continues to provide written and oral testimony. In the past few weeks, we shared our support of House Bill 937 with the House Committee on Insurance, HB 744 with the House Committee…

TWHC testifies before Texas Senate and House on Article II

TWHC testifies before Texas Senate and House on Article II By Perdita Henry It’s been a busy few weeks at TWHC as things continue to pick up at the Capitol. Just a few weeks after Committee assignments were made public, the Senate Finance Committee and the House Appropriations Committee gave stakeholders their first opportunities to…

Ahead of the Session

Ahead of the Session By TWHC Every legislative year promises to bring unique challenges, a flurry of bills, and the push and pull known to Texas politics. Monitoring and communicating pertinent information coming out of the Texas Legislature is a major part of ensuring the goals of the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition are met. As…

Who was hired and who is hiring

Who was hired and who’s hiring By TWHC October proved to be a busy month here at the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition, but we found our Advocacy Communications Specialist, Perdita Henry! She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Rhetoric from St. Edward’s University in Austin. Prior to her work with Healthy Futures of…