Tackling social determinants of health outside the hospital walls

It was clear the 63-year-old Irving man at a Baylor Scott & White community clinic needed help — and that his diabetes wasn’t the only problem at hand. Clinic personnel noted that he seemed disconnected with the outside world and lacked social support. Concerned, one of the clinic’s community health workers asked if she could … Continue reading Tackling social determinants of health outside the hospital walls

Baylor Scott & White addresses social determinants of health through community volunteer initiative

Being born into poverty, growing up with curtailed opportunities for education and employment, living in a disadvantaged neighborhood — these factors, called social determinants of health, are like the cards you’re dealt in a game of poker. It’s hard to win if the deck is stacked against you. Social determinants of health are the economic … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White addresses social determinants of health through community volunteer initiative

Texans work together, provide vital supplies to Syrian refugees

What happens when violence and war steals your sense of security in your homeland? When a place you once recognized as a safe haven now perpetuates unbearable fear, threatening your family and your own life? You run. And as you take on the great risk to escape, you become a refugee. An estimated nine million Syrians have been displaced by civil … Continue reading Texans work together, provide vital supplies to Syrian refugees