Weekly Insights

2018

February

February 20, 2018: The Weekly Insight: February 20

Texas Insight Reports Texas Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue: Part IV: This fourth and final part of the TI series on gun violence as a public health issue will offer a template for interventions grounded in the public health approach, long used to deal with violence, which is a major contributor of causes of death, disease and disability. The model is wholly grounded in science and is applied to protect health and life amidst widespread gun access (in  Continue Reading...

February 12, 2018: The Weekly Insight: February 12

Texas Insight Reports Texas Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue: Part III: After 26 Texans lost their lives in the November 7, 2017, Sutherland Springs, Texas shooting, Texas Representatives Nevarez and Collier pushed for the state to address gun violence as a public health issue. The shooting occurred not even five weeks after the Las Vegas tragedy which injured 567 and killed 59 individuals. This third part of the TI series on gun violence as a public health issue  Continue Reading...

February 06, 2018: Developing a Strategy for Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

February 5, 2018 by scptex The social determinants of health play a larger role in determining overall health than does clinical care.  Healthcare organizations, particularly those serving low-income or otherwise vulnerable populations have a significant opportunity to improve the health of their patients and members, and their own bottom lines, by developing and implementing strategies for addressing the social determinants of health.  Although it will take leadership and resources, and falls outside the traditional expertise of healthcare organizations, developing and  Continue Reading...

February 05, 2018: The Weekly Insight: February 5

Texas Insight Reports Texas Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue Part II: This is the second posting in the TI series on gun violence framed as a public health issue. This posting will summarize current firearm policies in the state, laying the groundwork for subsequent postings on the public health approach to gun violence in Texas. HHSC: Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee: The Intellectual and Developmental Disability System Redesign Advisory Committee gathered for their quarterly meeting. Created by  Continue Reading...

January

January 29, 2018: The Weekly Insight: January 29

Texas Insight’s Reports Texas Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue: This is the first posting in a series on gun violence in Texas and how it might be addressed as a public health issue. This posting will provide an overview of gun violence in Texas and subsequent postings will focus on what solutions the public health model might provide. HHSC: Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council: The Council met to receive updates on subcommittees and to receive information on stroke  Continue Reading...