Health & Human Services

Friday, February 28, 2020 by Andrew Weber

With state approval, ATX Helps will take over the homeless campsite at U.S. 183

State officials agreed Thursday to lease state-owned land to an Austin nonprofit for $1 a month to house homeless Austinites, with the goal of ultimately building a shelter on the 6.7-acre tract.The approval from the Texas Transportation Commission will allow…

Friday, February 14, 2020 by Ashley Lopez

Austinites are not at higher risk of getting coronavirus after first confirmed case in Texas

Austin health officials say the threat of coronavirus has not gotten any worse now that the first case has been confirmed in Texas.Dr. Mark Escott, the interim medical director of Austin Public Health, said there is “virtually a zero-percent chance”…

Friday, January 17, 2020 by Andrew Weber

For the first time since 1999, someone in Travis County has rubella

Public health officials on Thursday morning confirmed the first case of rubella in Travis County since 1999. The confirmation comes roughly a month after the first diagnosis of measles, which was last seen in the Austin area in 1999, too.Austin…

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Jo Clifton

Audit: Social services contract rules need update

The city auditor’s team studying the city’s social services contracting process found that even though Austin spends millions of dollars on social services contracts, the city “does not have an explicit definition of ‘social services’ and lacks a formal social…

Friday, November 22, 2019 by Katherine Corley

Central Health approves $10 million line of credit to facilitate capital purchases

On Wednesday evening, the Central Health Board of Managers unanimously approved a $10 million revolving line of credit through JP Morgan that Central Health can use for future capital purchases of information technology, furniture and equipment.Like a credit card, a…

Monday, November 4, 2019 by Katherine Corley

Initiatives at Central Health Enterprise target employee advancement and salary equity

Central Health Enterprise will introduce its Emerging Leader program this fall, designed to train employees in the leadership skills they need to apply for supervisory and managerial positions. All employees of Central Health Enterprise – which includes CommUnityCare and Sendero…

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