Each year, with the help of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., Austin Monthly compiles a list of the leading local physicians in Central Texas. People’s is pleased to announce that among this list of exemplary doctors are two of our own: Dr. Celia Neavel in Adolescent Health and Dr. Louis Appel in Pediatrics.
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As you may already know, the State of Texas has opted not to take advantage of the ACA’s Medicaid expansion thereby denying Texas’ poorest citizens the opportunity for assistance from Medicaid. Texas also decided against creating a health insurance exchange to market subsidized coverage. This means that the state’s percentage of uninsured residents remains one of the highest in that nation, leaving 4.6 million Texans without coverage.
Safety net clinics like People’s need additional capacity to meet the fast-growing demand for the affordable health care they provide. With your continued support, People’s will be able to meet that challenge. To make a gift, please click here.
On October 1, 2016 People’s hosted a Grand Opening and Health Fair at the newly-built facility in Northeast Austin that provided resources and health services to nearly 800 visitors.
Everyone in Austin knows someone who has moved here recently to be part of the vibrant economy and to enjoy a fun lifestyle. However, back in 1970, “Long, Tall Marcia Ball” arrived here the same way many people did; her car broke down en route from Louisiana to California — and she loved the town so much, she forgot all about plans to move to San Francisco and opted to stay here.
Join People’s Community Clinic for the Grand Opening of our new clinic!
After years of planning, People’s has expanded to a new clinic in Northeast Austin. The new clinic, located at 1101 Camino La Costa, will be able to serve thousands of patients annually. Join us on October 1st to celebrate the new clinic with People’s! Continue reading “People’s Grand Opening Celebration”
On Thursday July 21st, community members met at People’s Community Clinic for the first ever Youth Advisory Council (YAC) meeting. YAC members include teens and young adults (ages 15-25), parents, and youth-serving professionals who want to make a difference in their community. The YAC members will work as a team to share ideas and take action to help youth in their community stay healthy. This will include making health clinics more youth-friendly and helping teens and young adults get high quality health care. The Council gives teens and young adults the opportunity to be a voice for themselves and their peers.
The purpose of the first YAC meeting was to learn more about what it means to be a part of the YAC, actively brainstorm ways to make PCC more teen and young adult friendly, and meet other people who want to make a difference in your community. And of course, we accomplished all this while eating delicious breakfast tacos! The YAC also discussed health risks that many teens and young adults face, including: school stress, drug/alcohol use, expressing personal identity, body image, and diet and nutrition. The YAC will focus on these and other issues in the future.
Central Texans come together to once again support People’s and its patients.
Since 1996, People’s Community Clinic has hosted its annual “There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch” fundraiser to help support the programs and services for People’s more than 11,000 patients. This year’s event was held on May 9th and attended by nearly 500 people. The luncheon raised close to $300,000 for the clinic and its brand new state-of-the-art health facility in Northeast Austin. The new clinic, at 1101 Camino La Costa, officially opened its doors to patients in early April.
Statistics paint a harsh narrative ahead for teen mothers in the United States. The majority are already poor the day they give birth.
Less than half will earn a high school diploma by age 22, and fewer than 2 percent earn a college degree by age 30. Alarmingly, more than 18 percent of teen mothers will become pregnant again within 24 months—a circumstance that greatly increases the chance that she will not finish school and fall deeper into poverty. Studies have shown babies born to teen mothers are more likely to be underweight and drop out of school as adolescents. But the story doesn’t have to end that way. Since 1998, People’s Community Clinic has worked to make sure teen mothers write their own ending.