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Policy, Advocacy, & Community Engagement

Since opening our doors in 1986, Prism Health North Texas (PHNTX) has played a critical role in connecting North Texans living with HIV to lifesaving services. Today, the Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement (PACE) department is committed to advocating for policies that advance the health and rights of all Texans. Local, state, and federal policies safeguard our ability to provide healthcare access to historically underserved communities.

At PHNTX, we work to improve the lives of those we serve by:

  • Providing voter registration, education, engagement, and mobilization in traditionally marginalized communities.
  • Training and organizing community advocates to act on priority issues.
  • Collaborating with local, state, and federal partners to build a united front on shared policy goals.
  • Educating policymakers and decision-makers about policy issues that affect the communities we serve so they can implement policies and procedures that benefit all Texans.
  • Organizing public events that educate and mobilize our community to promote policies that improve the quality of life in underserved communities.

Legislative Priorities

  • LGBTQIA+ communities with a focus on transgender and non-binary individuals.
  • HIV/AIDS.
  • 340B drug pricing program/anti-discriminatory reimbursement.
  • Voter registration, education, and mobilization.
  • Intersectional issues that affect every community we serve.

Free Nice Package

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Get free condoms delivered directly to your door! There are no shipping costs, and the condoms arrive in discreet packaging. Choose from five types of packages that include items like condoms with options for latex-free formulas, lubricants, and dental dams, and the Full Package, which includes an OraQuick In-Home HIV Test Kit.

Nice Package is available in Dallas, Denton, Collin, Ellis, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Rockwall, Cooke, Fannin, Grayson, and Navarro counties.

Nice Package

Volunteer Day

Join us for a day of community building and giving back! Volunteers meet at one of our PHNTX locations to help assemble packages and organize donations. To sign up for volunteer day, visit Prism Health North Texas – Voly.org.

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340B - What Is It & How Does It Help Me?

Created in 1992, the 340B program requires pharmaceutical companies to provide drugs at a discounted price to not-for-profit healthcare providers that, in turn, use their 340B savings to serve their communities. This non-taxpayer funded program allows covered entities like PHNTX to provide services such as:

  • Rapid HIV medication start (same day/same week)
  • Telehealth appointments
  • Onsite nutritionists
  • Behavioral health and psychiatric services
  • Transgender primary care for adults
  • Dermatology

The 340B program is funded by pharmaceutical companies rather than taxpayers and has allowed PHNTX to serve thousands more North Texans. For a quick synopsis of the program, click here.

We need legislative advocates and community leaders to help us continue to provide quality care by preserving and adequately funding lifesaving programs like 340B and Ryan White. Read more about the History of the 340B Program here!

Healthcare workers
Prism Health North Texas believes that healthcare is a human right and that all patients should be treated with dignity and respect using the latest medical evidence, not political ideology.”
- Dr. John Carlo - PHNTX CEO
Januari Fox
PHNTX’s ability to provide equitable healthcare access to underserved communities is due to the support of local, state, and federal policies and programs that empower us to reach populations who are often overlooked.”
- Januari Fox - PHNTX Director of Policy & Advocacy
PHNTX stands for health equity, especially for marginalized populations, including people living with HIV, LGBTQIA+, and ethnic minorities. Every individual has the right to affordable, accessible health care and the opportunity to attain their highest level of health.”
- Dr. John Carlo - PHNTX CEO
John Wiley Price
There is no advocacy without policy.”
- Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price - District 3

Upcoming PACE Events

Who We Are

Januari Fox Read More About Januari Fox

Januari Fox

Director of Policy & Advocacy

"Our ability to provide equitable healthcare to underserved communities is due to the support of local, state, and federal policies."

Marquesse Banks Read More About Marquesse Banks, MPH, CHES

Marquesse Banks, MPH, CHES

Community Engagement Manager

Focusing on initiatives to serve and inspire marginalized communities.