Today, “ We take the time to be thankful that the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the legality and continued need for the Affordable Care Act.” said Jill Ramirez – Latino Healthcare Forum CEO. “Most importantly the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act aka Obama Care subsidies can continue to be allocated to the many needed people in our community”. These important tax credit/subsidies provide continued access to health care for the most neediest of our populations across the country.
cultivateHealth, healthcare hackathon
Join our league of superheroes! Co-design, create, innovate, come disrupt with us! The Latino HealthCare Forum, Center for Healthy Communities, is excited to announce its healthcare hackathon, CultivateHealth, scheduled for Oct., 17th and 18th at IBM. The blueprint for healthcare is overdue for a re-design, come help shape the new design.Get more info and register here!
Rundberg Assessment with Mayor Adler
The LHCF provided Mayor Adler a presentation and reported the details of a study conducted in the Rundberg community to determine the quality of life and health of its residents. The follow up to this will be a collaborative effort to host a healthcare hackathon, with IBM, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, Sendero Health and others, named cultivateHealthGet info on cultivateHealth here!
Get more info on Runderberg here!
New Healthcare Option in East Austin
Community health leaders are gearing up for a new clinic in East Austin. The Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center is being built on the campus of Huston-Tillotson Univerisity and will offer both primary care and behavioral health services.View the article & video here
Supreme Court saves Obamacare
...In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court saved the controversial health care law that will define President Barack Obama's administration for generations to come.View the article & video here
Rundberg faces health issues
...healthy lifestyles and access to care, Rundberg residents and the surrounding community ranks low.View the artcile & video here
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD
The Latino HealthCare Forum was proud to assist the community in securing affordable health care. We'll continue doing this for the special enrollment period that will provide an extra enrollment opportunity to avoid the tax penality for the rest of 2015. It will take place from March 15 – April 30, 2015. Click below to see if you qualify for the special enrollment period. Asegure su salud!See if you qualify here!
Insurers And Austin Mayor Promote Obamacare To Texas Latinos
"This was a first for Austin," said Frank Rodriguez, the executive director of one of those nonprofits, the Latino HealthCare Forum. "Last year
Texas Groups Push To Enroll Latinos Before Deadline
Under a solemn grey sky, with cold, skinny raindrops pelting the sidewalks, Joy Alvarado
Adler plans to double his staff.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler will unveil Tuesday the details of a plan to reshape the mayor’s office by doubling
Mayor posts panel picks.
Adler announced his proposed committee assignments Monday. The City Council will consider whether
Despite Efforts, Latino ACA Enrollment Lags.
Hispanics represent about a third of the nation’s uninsured, and for a number of reasons, signing
More spending to boost Obamacare signups in 2015.
Frank Rodriguez, LHCF, Executive Director, commented on city funding for health care efforts, "This was a first for Austin...”
Health Workers Help Latino Parents Overcome Language Barriers in Austin.
Spanish-speaking parents who have a child on Medicaid or CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program, through a
Pilot program seeks healthcare reform.
Frank Rodriguez, LHCF CEO, said in an interview with Community Impact that we are trying to collect quantitative and qualitative data
Obama immigration order and Latino healthcare.
The president’s bold action on immigration “will spill over to the health care arena,” predicted Frank Rodriguez. Latinos are
Nonprofit sends health aides to kids
Sendero Health Plans is offering aid to families for whom navigating health care can be a maze. It
50,000 Risk Losing Insurance
The Federal Marketplace has notified many Central Texans that their health insurance is at risk unless they submit requested documentation no later than Sept. 5. LHCF is here to help.
We're excited to announce that LHCF has been chosen as the official charity for the TriRock Series Austin triathlon on September 1.
The LHCF recognizes Sylvia Hernandez-Kauffman for her service to the organization. Due to increased responsibilities through her recent promotion to Director of the Office of e-Health Coordination, she will be unable to continue to serve on the LHCF’s Board of Advisors. We thank her for her service!
Win a free life vest, come to our anniversary party and other mid-summer news! Not receiving these updates via email? Text "LHCF" to 22828 to sign up!
Pledge Water Safety!
Drowning is the #1 killer for ages 1-4. Pledge to not leave your kids alone by water: Text "Safe" (Engl) or "Safe NuncaNadeSolo" (Span) to 313131
Central Health Public Forum Tomorrow
Have an opinion on how to use the University Medical Center Brackenridge campus?
Show off your community Pride!
Your favorite person, place, or thing that makes your neighborhood "home" could be displayed in...
Future Southeast Health and Wellness center
The LHCF has been working with Central Health and community groups for over a year in creating a...
Dove Springs Is A Neighborhood To Be Proud Of!
The Green Corn Project (GCP) is a grass-roots, Austin based, non-profit organization that...
Construction has begun!
The first pieces of old VA clinic have come down! If you are driving by the site at Oltorf and Montopolis..
LHCF Enroll-A-Thon Event! !
Our 36 hour Health Insurance Enrollment Community Event this past March 27th 7am - March 28th 7pm