Health & Human Services

Monday, September 9, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Parks board to reconsider request to OK parkland for Dove Springs health center

The city’s Parks and Recreation Board will hold a special meeting Tuesday to reconsider a request to use city parkland in Southeast Austin for the site of a new community health center.The special session is a follow-up to last month’s meeting…

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Ashley Lopez

Austin could fund ‘logistical support’ for low-income women seeking abortions

Four Austin City Council members want the city to help low-income women obtain abortions – without the city actually paying for the procedure.At the urging of local reproductive rights groups, Austin city leaders are working to set aside up to…

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by Jack Craver

Despite sparse data, county court moves forward on mental health jail diversion program

The Travis County Commissioners Court voted Tuesday to enter into an agreement with Integral Care, the local mental health authority, aimed at getting criminal defendants with serious mental health problems out of jail and into treatment. The agreement will expand…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by DaLyah Jones

Central Health says Sendero is relatively healthy, but its survival is still uncertain

As the June deadline draws closer for Sendero Health Plans to prove its worth in the insurance market, Central Health officials gathered Monday night to update the community about the nonprofit health insurance company.According to Sendero and Central Health’s board…

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

County ready to consider options for designated behavioral health authority

After bouncing the idea around for several months, Travis County is ready to start exploring options to dedicate a local behavioral health authority as an overlay to its existing local mental health authority under Integral Care.The local behavioral health authority,…

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by Ryan Thornton

Sendero misses enrollment target but breaks even

After Central Health’s board of managers gave up on Sendero Health Plans with a vote to disband the health maintenance organization on Sept. 12, 2018, a final effort to leverage more federal dollars has managed to save the nonprofit from…

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