APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

AccelHealth is donating 200 pinwheels to the Brownwood and Stephenville Child Welfare Boards in support of Child Abuse Prevention month. Thousands of Texans will wear blue, the official color of prevention, to show their support for children. Many community events and activities are scheduled throughout the month to emphasize the critical importance of preventing child… Read More »

March 23 is Diabetes Alert Day

This one-day “wake-up call” reminds us about diabetes and the serious health issues it can cause. Diabetes can lead to heart disease, vision loss, kidney disease and loss of toes, feet or legs. Sometimes you don’t even notice the symptoms of diabetes. Symptoms can occur gradually over several years, especially if you develop type 2… Read More »

Texas to open COVID-19 vaccination to all adults on March 29

DSHS directs providers to continue to prioritize older adults All adults will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Texas beginning Monday, March 29. The Texas Department of State Health Services expects vaccine supplies to increase next week, and providers in multiple parts of the state have made great strides in vaccinating people in… Read More »

School and child care personnel now eligible to be vaccinated

The Texas Department of State Health Services today notified all vaccine providers that they should immediately include school and child care workers in vaccine administration. Last night, DSHS received a letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directing states to expand eligibility to include people who work in school and child care… Read More »

CDC Mental Health Resource

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a colorful, visual tool in Spanish. The tool provides tips on how to improve your mental health while living through the pandemic and maintaining social distancing. CLICK HERE to view and download.

COVID-19 vaccine coming to Texas continues to increase

The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses shipping to Texas providers continues to climb with 676,280 first doses allocated to the state by the federal government for the week of March 1. The Texas Department of State Health Services has instructed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ship those doses to 522 providers in… Read More »

Disaster Assistance

Winter Storm Federal Disaster Assistance Update. In response to Texas’ request for a federal disaster declaration related to the recent winter storm, the Office of the Governor announced that the President has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance in 77 counties and for Public Assistance (Emergency Protective Measures Only) in all 254 counties.… Read More »

Special Health Care Enrollment

Based on President Biden’s executive Order, it is expected that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will open HealthCare.gov for a “Special Enrollment Period,” from February 15, 2021 – May 15, 2021. This Special Enrollment Period will give Americans that need health care coverage during this global pandemic the opportunity to sign up.