Center for Public Policy Priorities

Health and Wellness


  • Affordable, adequate health care
  • Robust mental health services
  • Food security and healthy food
  • Easy access to public benefits



Access to quality, affordable health care for all is at the core of our mission. We work to protect and improve access to quality public and private insurance, mental health care, and basic health needs for all Texans. 

Texas is one of the hungriest states in the nation, and one of the heaviest. These problems are related as poor Texans struggle to provide a healthy diet for their families. We are dedicated to achieving food security and reducing obesity for all Texans.


THE WONKS KNOW THE FACTS
ONLY 1/2 
of Texans get their 
health coverage from
their job or a family
member's job.

CAMPAIGNS
Texas Well and Healthy
Improving the health and well-being of all Texas—a Texas that thrives for years to come.
Cover Texas Now
Seeking a sustainable health care system and  to provide quality, affordable health coverage.
FEATURED PRESENTATIONS
New Census Health Insurance
Coverage Data

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The Latest on Texas, the Affordable Care Act, and the Coverage Gap - the Good News and the Bad!

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Food Portfolio Overview

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A Primer on Food and Hunger Policy in Texas

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DATA CENTER
RESOURCES
NEW: Texas Health Care Guide

Our 2015 Legislative Work

Food and Nutrition in Texas:
What You Need To Know


Census Data: The Best Uses for CPS and ACS Census Data Releases

The Affordable Care Act and Mental Health

Health Care, the 2013 Texas Legislature, and the Affordable Care Act: What Happened and What Work Remains?

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