The Latino HealthCare Forum and its Center for Healthy Communities are excited about the opportunity to engage multiple strategies to improve the community’s health.
District 4 Council Member Gregorio Casar notes, “I appreciate my colleagues’ support of health initiatives in our neighborhoods on the Rundberg corridor, where there is clearly so much need. I look forward to working with Latino HealthCare Forum and our community partners to improve access to health care for our residents.”
Final Days to Enroll in Obamacare
The Latino HealthCare Forum will hosted the Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez; Nominated by President Barack Obama and sworn in on July 23, 2013, Thomas E. Perez is the nation's 26th secretary of labor. He has committed to making good on the promise of opportunity for all, giving every working family a chance to get ahead, and putting a middle-class life within reach of everyone willing to work for it.
LHCF welcomed the US Dept of Labor Secretary Perez
Open enrollment in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplace closes January 31st. A number of Austin-area nonprofit groups are busy signing up as many people as possible before the deadline, especially people who are not native English speakers or who are low income.
cultivateHealth, healthcare hackathon
Join our league of superheroes!, this weekend Oct 17th & 18th, 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!
Austin group to help with signups for Affordable Care Act coverage
The Austin-based Latino HealthCare Forum has received a federal grant of $190,470 to help Central Texans sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.Read more
Center for Healthy Communities Open House
Please join us for our Diez y Seis Center for Healthy Communities Open House on Sept., 18th from 12pm - 6pm. Help us ring in Hispanic Heritage Month with healthy tacos, beans, nopalitos salad, aguas frescas and live music. Special Announcements like our first healthcare hackathon and Awards from 5pm - 6pm.RSVP and join us!
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