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Note: this article was written by Associate Policy Analyst Joe Czap after a recent trip to South Texas.

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The Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy is honored to be the recipient of a grant from the Episcopal Health Foundation to support our health care work.

The grant will help further the Texas Interfaith Center’s mission of educating faith communities in Texas about policy and engaging them in the policymaking process by connecting Texas faith communities with resources to advocate for health care as a basic human need.

Texas is home to some of the most advanced health care in the world...but many Texans are getting left behind.

  • Texas leads the nation in both number and percent of uninsured residents.

  • We rank 34th among the states for health, and even worse for senior health.

We can do better. 

Faith communities are health care providers, consumers, and advocates. We celebrate the human mind and body as gifts of a loving Creator.

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In the aftermath of the horrific massacre in Orlando on Saturday night, June 11, 2016, Texans of all faiths and none have responded by coming together in community to mourn, remember, and call for unity.

Hundreds attended a vigil at Celebration Community Church in Fort Worth on Monday, June 13th. Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald and Mayor Betsy Price both attended and spoke briefly.