Everyone has access to quality affordable healthcare.
Healthcare Council Chair Carlton Allen.
Healthcare Needs Assessment
Poverty generates poor health and poor health generates poverty.
In every aspect of healthcare from being sick to getting care, from prevention to aftercare, people in poverty don’t fare as well as people in middle class or wealth.
39% of ETHNN's Smith County 2016 Comprehensive Community Needs Assessment (CCNA) participants report not having healthcare coverage, this compared to the 30% reported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings.
The top three needs in healthcare for all respondents were:
1. Dental Care
2. Eye/Vision Care
3. Money for Prescription Medication.
The top three needs in mental healthcare for all respondents were:
1. Treatment for Depression
2. Treatment for Anxiety
3. Planning for the future/goal setting.
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Publications
The table below shows the Key Poverty Indicators and Top Needs only for those respondents who have no healthcare coverage.
2017 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Report - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
Texas Rankings Data
2017 County Health Rankings - Texas
2017 Smith County Health Rankings
University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
If Northeast Texas were a state, among states it would rank 47th in chronic lower respiratory disease mortality, 49th in heart disease mortality, 51st in stroke mortality, and 45th in deaths from all causes.
North East Texas Health Status Report 2016
East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - Regional Needs Assessment
The Regional Needs Assessment (RNA) is a document created by the Prevention Resource Center (PRC) in Region 4 along with Evaluators from PRCs across the State of Texas and supported by the East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The PRC 4 serves 23 counties in Region 4.
ETCADA 2016 Regional Needs Assessment
OKAY TO SAY™ HELPS TEXANS TALK OPENLY ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH
Talking openly about mental illness is the first step to help people receive care for a treatable disease. Okay to Say is the new grassroots movement launching in Texas to raise awareness statewide and encourage people to find effective treatment.
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014
Information below based on this report.
THE BENEFITS OF COVERING MORE TEXANS
How many uninsured Texans would gain health care coverage if Texas accepts federal health care funds to expand Medicaid or adopts a Texas alternative that expands health care coverage?Economic benefits to Texas counties if Texas accepts federal health care funds to expand Medicaid or adopts a Texas alternative that expands health care coverage: Link to data