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Engage for March: Erasing the Mental Health Stigma

Engage for March: Erasing the Mental Health Stigma

Erasing the Mental Health Stigma According to a recent report from the Texas Judicial Council, approximately 1 million Texans experience serious mental illness in a given year. How does this impact you and the people in your life? What are we doing as a community…

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Voices from Emerge 2015: Health & Human Services

Voices from Emerge 2015: Health & Human Services

  Guest Post from 2015 Emerge Graduate Clarissa Ramirez. Clarisa is a Marketing and Communications Consultant for Small Coffee.   This video on Health and Human Services was prepared by a team who examined aspects of this issue in our community. Please take a minute to watch….

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May 6 Engage Breakfast Recap: Challenges for Austin’s Social Sector

May 6 Engage Breakfast Recap: Challenges for Austin’s Social Sector

By Elizabeth McGuire In our final breakfast in the Growing Divide series, this month’s Engage Breakfast highlighted the social sector and its role in our rapidly growing community. Bringing perspectives from city, county and nonprofit entities, our panelists shared their visions for meeting the community’s…

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Be the Cure for Heart Disease and Stroke: Join the You’re the Cure advocacy network!

Be the Cure for Heart Disease and Stroke: Join the You’re the Cure advocacy network!

Special guest post by Joey Colleran, American Heart Association, Austin Are you interested in helping build a healthier Austin? Do you want to join a team of passionate volunteer advocates committed to clearing the air, increasing access to healthy food, and strengthening healthcare delivery throughout the…

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New Innovations in Mobile Crisis Outreach in Travis County

New Innovations in Mobile Crisis Outreach in Travis County

Guest article by Dawn Handley, COO of Austin Travis County Integral Care. A mental health crisis can happen anywhere, at any time and take many different forms. In Travis County, a person who has a mental illness and is experiencing homelessness loses her medication and goes…

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Information & Tickets for May 6 Engage Breakfast: Challenges for Austin’s Social Sector

Information & Tickets for May 6 Engage Breakfast: Challenges for Austin’s Social Sector

Austin has a robust social services sector, but is it strong enough to maintain our rapidly growing city? As we conclude our Growing Divide series, we’ll address the challenges faced by local health and human services organizations as a result of our increasingly divided community….

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Central Texas Healthcare System Earns Presidential Honor: Op-Ed Piece by David Huffstutler

Central Texas Healthcare System  Earns Presidential Honor: Op-Ed Piece by David Huffstutler

If you mention the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award to most people, you might get a questioning stare. But if you bring it up around highly regarded, top performing businesses that put customer service at the core of their missions, the award is as well…

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April 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

April 2014 Essential Class Day Takeaways

Guest post from Essential Class of 2014 participant Mary McDowell, with her thoughts on the April class day on regional healthcare. Mary is the Director of Operations at People’s Community Clinic. —– The room rang with Senator Kirk Watson’s refreshingly unvarnished declaration, long known to…

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