The value of primary care in Texas has long been overlooked. Thirty-two counties lack a primary care physician, 23.6% of adults are uninsured, and Texas leads the nation in rural hospital closures. To ensure Texans can lead their healthiest lives, Texas Primary Care Consortium has identified 2023 policy priorities for the upcoming 88th legislative session. Given the systemic and chronic nature of our state’s challenges, the consortium proposes a multi-sectorial framework of solutions for a posit
Primary care, when prioritized in the health system, results in people living longer lives with more equitable outcomes. Yet primary care, with chronically low funding and infrastructure investments, is in danger.
Helen Kent Davis, long-time Texas Primary Care Consortium (TPCC) colleague and friend, has been recognized by the Texas Legislature with House Resolution 2328. The resolution commends Helen for her 25 years of advocacy on women’s and children’s health issues in Texas.