In the News: Bee Moorhead Discusses Health Care

Update: Audio from the KUT panel is now streaming online.


Yesterday, Bee Moorhead published an opinion piece about the Texas Health and Human Services Commission's sunset review in the Austin American-Statesman entitled "Fixes to health and human services will keep evolving."

"Meeting human needs in a state as vast and varied as Texas is not a question of “one and done.” Legislators will be working to keep up with changing needs and conditions far into the future."

Read more here.

Bee was also a part of a KUT panel on Tuesday to discuss the second year of the Affordable Care Act. Other panelists included State Representative John Zerwas (R-Simonton), LBJ School Professor Sam Richardson and Tim Eaton with the Austin American-Statesman.

Read the Daily Texan's coverage of the panel here.

CPRI Faith Community Conference Call November 21, including Better Neighbors Focus of Mental Health

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Community Partners Monthly Faith Discussion
This month's call includes information on Mental Health

Join us for our November Community Partner Faith Discussion, a monthly conference call where we share information, stories and best practices among congregations helping their neighbors get access to food and health care through Texas' Community Partner Recruitment Initiative.

Date: Friday November 21
Time: 11:00AM to Noon
Dial-in: (712) 432-3066, Conference Code: 424548

Get Ready for Session: Advocacy 101 November 15 | Ft. Worth , Texas

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 8:30am - 1:30pm

Join Texas Impact and University Christian Church of Ft. Worth for training on hot issues, hard questions, and how you can be a faithful, effective advocate for the people of Texas.

Advocacy 101:
WHEN: Saturday, November 15, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: University Christian Church in Fort Worth
2720 S. University, 76109

November 18, KUT Presents Texas and the Affordable Care Act, Year Two, feat. Bee Moorhead, Panelist

On Nov. 18 at 6 p.m., KUT in Austin will host a panel discussion about the Affordable Care Act and its implications for Texas health care in the wake of the beginning of open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace on November 15.

KUT's Veronica Zaragovia will moderate the discussion with a panel of health care experts and policy-makers:

Better Neighbors | November 2014: Mental Health in Texas

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Better Neighbors Event in Kerrville, Texas | November 17, 2014

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Texas Impact, the state's oldest and largest interfaith network, would like to invite you to a Better Neighbors presentation at the Doyle School Community Center in Kerrville Monday, November 17 at 5:30pm. This event will feature Texas Impact staff and speakers in a discussion on the state of mental health in Texas. Presenters will discuss how local congregations can partner with state government to address mental health issues in their communities, as well as the Community Partner Recruitment Initiative (CPRI), and other public policy opportunities.

CPRI Faith Community Conference Call October 31, including Better Neighbors Focus of Food Security

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Community Partners Monthly Faith Discussion
This month's call includes information on Food Security and Hunger

Join us for our October Community Partner Faith Discussion, a monthly conference call where we share information, stories and best practices among congregations helping their neighbors get access to food and health care through Texas' Community Partner Recruitment Initiative.

Date: Friday October 31
Time: 11:00AM to Noon
Dial-in: (712) 432-3066, Conference Code: 424548

2014 Early Voting Is Underway

Between October 20-October 31st, 2014, Texans can vote early on statewide candidates, state representatives, and proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution that were initiated during the 83rd Legislative Session. Many Texans can also vote on important local races, including city council members, mayors, and/or local bonds.

Election Day is November 4th.

Learn more at VoteTexas.gov.

Better Neighbors Event in Tyler Texas | October 27, 2014

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

When: October 27, 2014, 5:30PM-7PM
Where: St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Tyler, TX
            215 S Clayton Ave, Tyler, TX
RSVP: Scott Atnip, scott@texasimpact.org

Better Neighbors | October 2014: Food Security and Hunger In Texas

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CPRI Faith Community Conference Call Friday, including Better Neighbors Focus of Refugee Services

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Friday September 26 at 11:00, Texas Impact will host the monthly Community Partner Recruitment Initiative (CPRI) Faith-based call.

In addition to CPRI AmeriCorp VISTA Trip Butler leading a discussion about the Community Partner Program, Congregational Outreach Director Scott Atnip and Texas Impact staff will talk about other opportunities for local communities of faith to partner with state agencies as part of Texas Impact’s “Better Neighbor” initiative.

This month, a portion of the call will include Texas Interfaith Center Policy Specialist Piper Madison presenting the Better Neighbor Focus of the Month. Piper will discuss how congregations and people of faith can connect with Refugee Services from around the state.

September 22: Better Neighbors Comes to White Rock UMC In Dallas

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Date: Monday, September 22
Time: Noon to 1:30PM
Location: White Rock United Methodist Church, 1450 Oldgate Lane, Dallas, TX 

You are invited to a Better Neighbors presentation at White Rock United Methodist Church featuring Texas Impact staff and Dallas area guest speakers who have experience working in refugee services. Presenters will discuss how local congregations can better engage their local communities in refugee services, the Community Partner Recruitment Initiative (CPRI), public policy opportunities, and local efforts to end hunger.

Better Neighbors | September 2014: Refugees

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CPRI Faith Community Conference Call Friday, including Better Neighbors Focus of Health Insurance

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Fall means back-to-school--for many Texans, it's also the time they start thinking about health insurance for the upcoming year. Texans have increased options for affordable coverage and lots of ways to get help signing up. Find out what Texas is doing to increase insurance and how your congregation can spread the word in your community! 

Friday August 29 at 11:00, Texas Impact will host the monthly Community Partner Recruitment Initiative (CPRI) Faith-based call.

August 28 | Texas Impact “Better Neighbors” Event | Lydia Patterson Institute, El Paso

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Where: Lydia Patterson Institute, El Paso
When:
August 28, 2014 at 5:30pm

You are invited to a Better Neighbors presentation by Texas Impact staff at the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso Thursday August 28 at 5:30pm. The Texas Impact team will be discussing how local congregations can better engage their local communities with a focus on access to health care, the Community Partner Recruitment Initiative, public policy opportunities and local efforts to end hunger.

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