Crushing the Workforce

It is critical to move the base hourly wage from the current $8.11 to $17 by fiscal year 2025 to build a more viable and stable community attendant workforce in Texas and to meet current and future demand.

Social Capital in Central Texas

The 2020 results from the Austin Area Sustainability Indicators Survey show an overall increase in social capital while detailing remaining disparities between groups.

Adapting a Strengths Model

Learn more about LifeWorks’ journey to adapt to a strengths model while maintaining fidelity.

Producing, Protecting and Preserving Housing Affordability in Central Texas

The philanthropy sector can play a vital role in investing in solutions to the affordable housing crisis in Central Texas.

The Cost of Untreated Maternal Mental Health Conditions

Addressing inequities like untreated maternal mental health is not only the right thing to do; it is costly not to.

Expanding Health Insurance in Texas Can Positively Impact Our Health and Economy

The primary reason for expanding access to health insurance is the wellbeing of Texans. At the same time, however, such efforts can have a substantial positive impact on the state’s economy.

The Impact of COVID-19 in Central Texas

The health, economic, and financial impacts of COVID-19 are significant in Central Texas, particularly for communities of color. Learn why 44% of residents have forgone medical care and hear of other key concerns from our neighbors.

Lived Experience of Moms during COVID-19

Pregnant people of color reported increased anxiety and isolation as a result of COVID-19, compounding experiences of racism and micro-aggressions.

Fragmented Coverage For New Moms

Texas’ fragmented healthcare coverage for mothers postpartum leaves women without the information and access they need to important services.

Aging In Central Texas

Central Texas is a vibrant place to age for many older adults. However, the area’s rapid expansion continues to present low-income older adults with unique challenges. The cost of living is increasing, and the demand for services to help these older adults age in place surpasses supply.