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A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

After careful consideration over the last few months, the Board of Directors has decided that the Harris County Healthcare Alliance has served its purpose and should come to an end.  We are very proud of the many successes the Alliance has been able to achieve since its inception and believe that the Alliance has played an important role in facilitating collaboration in the healthcare community. Thank you all for the work you have been a part of these past years in helping create a stronger and more cohesive healthcare system throughout Houston and Harris County.

CCFC Symposium Presentations Now Available Online

The Community Clinic Funders' Collaborative Symposium—"Setting the Stage for the ACA Rollout"—drew a large and enthusiastic audience on Thursday, September 19.

More than 85 members of the healthcare community were there to share approaches to best practices and hear success stories about what's working in community clinics to facilitate a smooth transition to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Here is the list of presentations and speakers, who encourage you to contact them with any follow-up questions you may have.

Read more: CCFC Symposium Presentations Now Available Online

Harris County Healthcare Alliance Partners With The Rose and 19 Organizations to Launch Community Care Collaborative Project

Harris County Healthcare Alliance Partners With The Rose and 19 Organizations to Launch Community Care Collaborative Project

HOUSTON – A group of 20 organizations are counting on the appeal of “one stop shopping” to increase usage of preventive care services among the uninsured. And Harris County Healthcare Alliance (HCHA) is making sure they have the funds to do it.

Newly launched with $545,000.00 in funding from HCHA, the Community Care Collaborative Project includes safety-net clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers taking on such access-to-care barriers as transportation, language, culture, finances, and coordination of care between providers. 

“We know that many of the uninsured population use the clinics and centers as the primary source for their health care and for years we have worked to provide breast cancer screenings through referrals. But we lacked the capacity to be on site as much as we knew was needed,” said Dorothy Gibbons, CEO and Co-Founder of The Rose, the nonprofit breast health organization dedicating a new mobile mammography van and highly trained staff to oversee the project.

Read more: Harris County Healthcare Alliance Partners With The Rose and 19 Organizations to Launch Community Care Collaborative Project

GE, Clinton Health Matters Initiative, Mayor Parker and Partners Announce Initiative to Improve Health in Houston

Original article is from the Wall Street Journal available here

(NYSE: GE) -- GE, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), Houston Mayor Annise Parker and partners today announced an initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the greater Houston area. The partnership will work to provide better health for more people by advancing community health, closing gaps in health disparities, and activating community members to lead healthier lives. It aims to be the largest coordinated community health improvement effort in the city's history.

The initiative will improve health in Houston and drive measureable results by bringing together leaders from across the corporate, governmental, healthcare, academic, and non-profit sectors. Initial local leadership discussions have been held with: the governments of the City of Houston and Harris County; educational institutions like the Rice University's Baker Institute and the University of Texas School of Public Health; healthcare insurers; healthcare providers including Texas Medical Center and Harris County's Harris Health System; other large employers such as BP, and community groups including Shape Up Houston and Harris County Healthcare Alliance.

Read more: GE, Clinton Health Matters Initiative, Mayor Parker and Partners Announce Initiative to Improve Health in Houston

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