Episcopal Health Foundation announces $5.1 million in grants to improve systems of care in Texas

[Episcopal Health Foundation] The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) has approved $5.1 million to benefit 35 grant partners that provide comprehensive, community-based primary care for low-income Texans and/or help vulnerable communities access affordable health services. With these latest grants, EHF’s Board of Directors has approved 48 grants worth more than $11.2 million in 2017. “We’re dedicated […]

Episcopal partners celebrate 5-year program achievements for healthy children in Zambia

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development and Zambia Anglican Council Outreach Programs (ZACOP) celebrated the five-year achievements of their flagship integrated Early Childhood Development program at a forum in Lusaka on May 24. More than 70 attendees participated in the forum, including The Most Rev. Albert Chama, archbishop and primate of […]

Mission to Seafarers raises concerns about seafarers’ mental health

[Anglican Communion News Service] As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place currently in the U.K., The Mission to Seafarers is highlighting the mental health challenges faced by seafarers and calling on the industry to offer wider services that could help safeguard their welfare. Much of the work undertaken by the Mission to Seafarers globally […]

EPPN: Congress votes on health care tomorrow, make your voice heard

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the American Health Care Act, a bill that aims to repeal and replace elements of the Affordable Care Act. House leadership has added a manager’s amendment to the bill that further weakens the Medicaid program. The American Health Care Act privileges wealthy […]

Anglican religious leaders in Africa advance the fight against malaria

[J.C. Flowers Foundation] On March 1 – 3, bishops from Angola, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe called for increased commitment to malaria elimination during a round table meeting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The meeting, hosted by the Isdell:Flowers Cross Border Malaria Initiative, provided a platform for religious leaders to emphasize the critical role of the Anglican Church […]

America deserves better than the American Health Care Act

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] This week, the House of Representatives unveiled the American Health Care Act, a bill that aims to repeal and replace elements of the Affordable Care Act. This legislation would swap current income-based health care subsidies for a system of tax credits that privileges wealthier and younger Americans at the […]

Church Pension Group releases 2016 Denominational Health Plan annual report

[Church Pension Group press release] The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, released the Episcopal Church Medical Trust (Medical Trust) 2016 Denominational Health Plan (DHP) Annual Report. “This past year we continued to provide a comprehensive healthcare benefits program that not only meets our clients’ unique needs, but also remains […]

South Sudan bishop calls for urgent food and medical supplies

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bishop Emmanuel Murye Modi of the Diocese of Kajo-Keji has made an appeal for practical assistance amid ongoing security concerns. Modi says that the situation locally has calmed after a recent spate of violence, but over 90 percent of people in several districts had fled to Uganda for refuge. Over 70 percent […]

EPPN: Ensuring health care for all

[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Last week, Congress voted to craft a law that would repeal crucial portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA has expanded health care to over 16 million Americans, ensured that people with preexisting medical conditions receive coverage, and subsidized health care costs for low-income communities. Repealing the ACA […]

Episcopal Health Foundation invests $3.2 million to help nonprofits have a bigger, long-lasting impact on health of Texans

[The Episcopal Health Foundation] The Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF) has approved $3.2 million to benefit 17 new grant partners working to take an active role in solving the underlying cause of poor health for Texans. With these latest grants, EHF’s Board of Directors awarded a total of 122 grants in 2016 worth more than $16.2 […]