Entries by tachp

Improve your health through Preventative Care

Some people choose not to get regular checkups, shots, and other important health tests. Sadly, they also do not go to the doctor until they are very sick. The truth is that the earlier you start treating an illness, the better chance you have to get and stay well. Here are a few examples of […]

The lie that won’t die: No, Obamacare doesn’t kill jobs

Let’s obliterate a serious health care threat: Zombies. Yes, zombies. They have become a recognized peril. Even the U. S. Centers for Disease Control website instructs us how to prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse. Join the CDC task force, and you might earn a zombie T-shirt. The zombie I’m hunting is an undead political idea, […]

Community Health Workers

Community Health Workers-This Promotora or Community Health Worker (CHW is a lay Hispanic/Latino community member who received specialized training to provide basic health education in the community without being a professional health care worker. Ours are certified by the TX Department of State Health Services as CHWs and Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) educators. The […]

Reaching out to mother, child

Reaching out to mother, child By Mary Dale Peterson Each year, nearly 9,500 moms-to-be in South Texas attend Driscoll Health System-sponsored Cadena de Madres (Network of Mothers) community baby showers. The free showers are open to any pregnant woman. We provide essential health information on how to prevent premature births, which can lead to infant […]

Local Nonprofit Selected as STAR Kids Program Managed Care Organization

Local Nonprofit Selected as STAR Kids Program Managed Care Organization San Antonio’s only nonprofit health plan to serve local children on Medicaid San Antonio—Community First Health Plans, San Antonio’s only local nonprofit health plan provider, has been chosen to serve as a managed care organization for the STAR Kids Program in the Bexar County service […]