Contents tagged with Texas legislative session

  • Take part in history this legislative session

    Tags: Texas legislative session, Texas Legislature, 88th texas legislature, physician of the day, key contacts, advocacy, TMA

    By Samantha White

    With the 88th Texas Legislature underway this week, we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss out on some exciting opportunities for family docs to take part in this session. Whether you’re new to Texas politics or have spent time in the Capitol in sessions past, here are a few ways you can be a part of history and advocate for family medicine.

    Serve as Physician of the Day

  • Advocating for women's health in the 86th Texas Legislature

    Tags: Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition, CHIP, children's medicaid, HTW, TWHC, Texas legislative session

    By Evelyn Delgado
    Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition Chair and Healthy Futures of Texas President/Executive Director

    The texas women’s healthcare coalition is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women, babies, and families by ensuring access to preventive care — including contraception — for all Texas women. Our membership includes health care organizations, provider organizations, advocacy organizations, and faith organizations from across the state. We strive toward our mission by working with state legislators on women’s health policy issues, educating the public on the landscape of women’s health in Texas, and through building relationships with state agency leaders to improve the programs serving Texas women.

    Since its formation, TWHC has advocated for priority issues during each Texas legislative session with the goal of improving access to women’s health services. The No. 1 priority is always to protect funding for the state’s women’s health programs and advocate for more funding to meet the statewide need for family planning and preventive health services.