The Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement (or PACE) department within Prism Health North Texas is committed to pursuing policy priorities, which include issues related to the health and rights of our LGBTQIA+ community in North Texas and beyond.
Since opening our doors in 1986, Prism Health North Texas (PHNTX) has played a critical role in connecting people living with HIV to care and services in North Texas. Whether it’s in the halls of our nation’s Capital, or in the streets of Dallas outreaching to the homeless or housing insecure, PHNTX staff are actively advocating to ensure quality healthcare is accessible to all.
Policies created at the local, state, and federal levels are a critical piece of the overall puzzle that safeguards our ability to provide access to care for North Texans who are historically underserved. Thoughtful, community-informed guidelines shaped by subject matter experts create policies that best serve Texans.
At PHNTX, we strive to address issues that impact health outcomes and the overall quality of life by:
- Collaborating with local, state, and federal partners toward shared policy and advocacy goals.
- Voter registration, education, engagement, and mobilization in traditionally marginalized communities.
- Providing training and education on effective advocacy practices.
- Organizing advocates to take action on broad policy issues.
- Creating easily understandable synopses of policy issues that affect the communities PHNTX serves.
- Working with leadership and decision-makers to craft and implement policies and procedures that benefit all Texans.
- Organizing targeted and public events focused on moving PHNTX policy priorities forward.