ABOUT TEXAS HEALTHY AT HOME
Texas Healthy at Home is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of older Texans and their caregivers through training, education and support services allowing them to live independently in the community while lowering costs for health entities.
Along with our network of community-based non-profits, we offer free classes in-person or remotely to help people live well, prevent falls and lighten the load of caring for people with dementia. These classes are evidence-based and evidence-informed, meaning they are proven to produce results.
Our award-winning statewide class registration and reporting system makes it easy for people to sign up for classes, and for our network partners to make classes available to anyone in Texas.
HOW WE HELP COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS
Texas Healthy at Home enables community-based organizations to address unmet needs by providing more services for older adults, accessing new revenue sources and saving money through collaboration with health entities such as hospital systems and health plans.
Our network partners can use our class registration and reporting system to receive secure referrals from physicians, patients and family members; collect data for multiple funding sources; and track health insurance information and bill payers.
As part of our network, these organizations have access to program development and evaluation services, plus the opportunity to provide services to vulnerable underserved communities.
HOW WE HELP HEALTH ENTITIES
Texas Healthy at Home bridges the divide between health care and social services by providing health entities “one-stop” access to multiple community-based services.
This enables health entities to lower healthcare costs and increase health plan member retention by helping older diverse plan members improve health and better control chronic disease. Older Texans are able to maintain their independence at home, reduce hospitalizations and delay nursing home placement.
OUR FUNDING PARTNERS
- Alzheimer's Association
- Baylor Scott & White Health
- Baylor Scott & White Health Plan
- Brazos Valley Council of Governments | AAA of the Brazos Valley
- Capital Area Council of Governments | AAA of the Capital Area
- Central Texas Council of Governments | AAA of Central Texas
- Coastal Bend Council of Governments | AAA of the Coastal Bend
- Collaborative Consulting
- Community Council of Greater Dallas | Dallas AAA
- Deep East Texas Council of Governments | AAA of Deep East Texas | ADRC of Deep East/Southeast Texas
- DFW Hospital Council Foundation
- Healthy Tarrant County Collaboration
- Heart of Texas Council of Governments | AAA of the Heart of Texas
- Houston-Galveston Area Council | Houston-Galveston AAA
- Houston Health Dept. | Harris County AAA | Care Connection ADRC
- James L. West Center for Dementia Care
- Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council | AAA of the Lower Rio Grande Valley
- Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County
- Meals on Wheels Texas
- Nortex Regional Planning Commission | AAA of North Texas | ADRC of North Texas
- North Central Texas Council of Governments | AAA of North Central Texas
- Sixty and Better
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
- Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging
- Texas Association of Regional Councils | Texas Association of Area Agencies on Aging
- Texas Fall Prevention Coalition
- Texas Health and Human Services
- University of North Texas Health Science Center
- University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work
- WellMed Charitable Foundation
Christina Bartha, Interim CEO
Jennifer Gardiner, COO
Jamye Taylor, Community Impact Officer
Daryl Wagoner, Marketing
Diana Reusch, Education and Affiliate Coordinator
OUR CORE VALUES
Integrity & Accountability
We believe integrity and accountability are the foundation of our partnerships and services.
We develop efficient and more ways to deliver effective programs that improve the lives of older Texans and caregivers.
We act strategically in bringing together health entities and community organizations to meet unmet needs and better serve older Texans and their caregivers.
Communication & Collaboration
We value clear communication and teamwork as the means to consistent quality, greater efficiency and improved lives.
Inclusive & Person-Centered
We are committed to inclusion, diversity and equality in giving older Texans and their caregivers the tools to live dignified, independent lives as long as possible.
- Started in 2013
- Texas was accepted into U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) Business Acumen Learning Collaborative
- Became 501(c)3 exempt in 2016
- Hired consultant to help negotiate contract, provide “back-office” support
- Executed contract with Tejas Health Management to execute/administer contract with
Cigna HealthSpring for care transitions
- Included in two Medicaid Star Plus Proposals: Cigna and AmeriHealth Caritas