News stories from the past 60 days.
Feb 17, 2020 - Highlights the Texas AIM program, implemented at hospitals across the state to standardize maternal healthcare and address medical complications during child birth. The program includes a set of protocols for hospitals to follow, increases communication between hospitals, and created a central location for data on health outcomes for women and babies.
Source: KUT Public Media
Feb 12, 2020 - Features a virtual care program between Children's Health and rural hospitals in Texas, where NICU and pediatric patients can receive care from experts while staying at their local hospital. Rural physicians also benefit from the partnership as they gain expertise from urban medical centers.
Source: D Magazine
Jan 8, 2020 - Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas in August 2017 destroying many homes and leaving behind much hardship. Describes the work of mobile food pantries that were started to help rural residents in the southeast part of the state gain access to food. Those that visit the mobile food pantries are encouraged to apply for programs to help them while they recover from the devastation.
Source: Victoria Advocate
Jan 2, 2020 - Addresses the disparity in resources available to homeless populations in urban areas of Texas versus rural areas. Describes how homeless people are often hidden in rural towns, making it more difficult to get an accurate count and provide necessary services.
Source: The Texas Tribune
Last Updated: 2/18/2020