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Amerigroup Texas helps improve health care access and quality for over 1 million Texans. We develop innovative programs and services that treat people when they are sick, help them stay healthy, and promote healthier communities. We assure consumers of care that is accessible, accountable, comprehensive, integrated, and centered on people.

We collaborate with community organizations to help people become active participants in their health care. Our programs empower people to choose and sustain a healthy lifestyle. We are passionate about making health care simpler for Texans, and we have spent more than 20 years building relationships with providers, advocates, and organizations who share our commitment to addressing health disparities and improving outcomes.

COVID Test Kits Deliver Care to Texans Who Need It

For families, health starts at home. But as the pandemic shifts to a new phase, more and more Texas families are having trouble getting the COVID-19 test kits they need to protect children and parents.

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Healthy Habits Start With a Healthy Heart

At every stage of pregnancy, it’s essential to maintain healthy habits. 

A mom’s healthy diet and lifestyle can provide necessary nutrients and vitamins for a baby’s growth. Healthy habits also reduce the risk of complications such as low birth weight, premature birth, and birth defects.

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Amerigroup Laundry Day Addresses Critical Needs in Taylor

It’s easy to take clean clothes for granted — until you have to live without them. 

Clean clothes open up opportunities and contribute to a sense of dignity. For people suffering from extreme disparities and hardships, they provide reassurance. 

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Amerigroup and Community Partners Fight Hunger in Houston

Amerigroup’s purpose is to improve the health of humanity. For many Texans, that starts with a healthy meal.

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Event Highlights Connection Between Jobs and Health for Texans with Disabilities

Meaningful employment is a critical social determinant of health. Unfortunately, many young people with disabilities cannot find work, often due to implicit bias and societal barriers.

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Amerigroup Advances Health Equity Initiative with National Accreditation

Amerigroup is focused on redefining health and strengthening communities — and increasing health equity is fundamental to that mission.

So, we’re proud to be the first Texas health plan to earn the National Committee on Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Health Equity accreditation.

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Amerigroup Supports Mobile Clinics, Increasing Healthcare Access in Rural Texas

Texas has the nation’s largest number of people lacking regular access to healthcare. The problem has grown even worse in recent years as more and more rural hospitals and clinics shuttered, stranding Texas communities without the care they need.

To help address this growing challenge, Amerigroup partnered with the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, sending mobile health units to rural and underserved communities in Central and South Texas.

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Customizing Healthcare to Meet Patients’ Needs

Medication nonadherence — when patients don’t follow their doctors’ and pharmacists’ instructions in taking prescribed drugs — is one of the nation’s biggest healthcare challenges. It affects nearly half of patients with chronic diseases, creating further health complications. And it leads to more than 100,000 preventable deaths and $100 billion in preventable medical expenses every year.

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Amerigroup Had a Year to Remember in Texas

Amerigroup’s work in Texas in 2022 left much to be proud of — it was really a great year. The success stories, many of which are featured in our Working in Texas blog, are nothing short of inspiring.

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Working with Doulas, Making a Difference for Moms and Babies

Amerigroup is reinventing healthcare in Texas — and for families across the state, doulas have become critical partners in this effort. This video shares the vital care Amerigroup provided to a Dallas-area member, Mulunesh, by connecting her with Delighted to Doula to help her deliver triplets.

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Innovative Virtual Health Program Helps Texas Families Avoid the Emergency Room

Seeking care at an emergency room can be among the most stressful experiences for families and their young children. Emergency rooms are also some of the most costly administrators of care.

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Amerigroup’s Commitment to Rural Health Drives Higher Education Investment

For Amerigroup, improving health and care in Texas means investing in health and medical education. Every day, our work is founded on the pillars of redefining health, reinventing care, and fortifying communities

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Planting Seeds of Health in a Community Garden in Katy

There’s a community garden in Katy, Texas, that supports families who need help.

For people having a hard time making ends meet and facing food insecurity, the garden offers sustenance. For those stuck in a cycle of poverty, it offers gardening lessons. For victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, it’s a therapeutic outlet.

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These Three Texas Communities Are Healthier, Thanks to Amerigroup/TORCH Partnership

More than a half-a-million dollars in grant funding has started rolling out to rural Texas hospitals and health providers, thanks to a partnership between Amerigroup Texas and the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH).

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Amerigroup Celebrates the Caregivers Who Keep Texans Healthy

For millions of Texans, dedicated caregivers make a crucial difference in daily health and quality of life.

Too often, they don’t get the recognition they deserve.

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Amerigroup Drives Mental Health Solutions through Innovation and Partnerships

Mental healthcare is one of Texas’ biggest needs — and access to that care is one of its biggest challenges, especially for Texans in rural, remote and underserved communities.

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Amerigroup’s Work in Texas Includes Healthcare Policy

Amerigroup Texas focuses on reinventing healthcare and fortifying communities. Sometimes, that means on-the-ground community events, such as our Community Assistance Week that was covered in Spanish by Houston’s Telemundo and Univision stations.

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Amerigroup Connects Struggling Texans with Resources They Need

Amerigroup Texas is upping its on-the-ground presence across the state, connecting people with a wide spectrum of free and low-cost services that improve health, strengthen communities, and help Texans respond to challenges that built up through the pandemic and financial crises.

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Amerigroup’s Financial & Housing Support Improves Health, Fortifies Communities

Far too often, financial and housing problems undermine people’s physical and mental health.

Through a new effort with the East Harris County Empowerment Council, Amerigroup is taking aim at these issues in the Houston area.

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Amerigroup Helps Kids Meals Deliver for Children Who Need Food

For families that struggle to make ends meet, and especially for kids who depend on free and reduced-price lunches, back-to-school season can mean a return to reliable food. But many hungry preschool-aged children don’t have that option.

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Protecting East Texas Food Supplies During Hurricanes and Crises

At Amerigroup Texas, we take a broad view of health to improve lives of our members and our communities. We recognize the importance of whole-person health, and we know that food is medicine.

That’s why we support Newton Food Share — and why we want to make sure it keeps its lights on, no matter the emergency.

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Amerigroup-Pyx Partnership Targets Loneliness and Isolation that Undermine Health

Mental and emotional health crises don’t stick to office hours — and Amerigroup wants to be sure that Texans who rely on us for care can get the care they need, when they need it.

That’s why we partnered with Pyx Health, a tech-enabled services company, to combat loneliness and social isolation across Texas.

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Affordable Housing Helps Texas Families Lead Healthier Lives

Families with stable and safe housing are able to lead healthier and more secure lives than those who face housing insecurity. That’s why Elevance Health Anthem, Inc., the parent company of Amerigroup Texas, has invested $85 million to develop affordable housing across Texas — and to provide needed services and resources to the families who live there.

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Supporting Financial Literacy in San Antonio to Promote Good Health

Financial literacy — managing a paycheck, balancing a budget, and saving for unexpected crises — not only helps families stay fiscally healthy but also helps them improve their physical and behavioral well-being.

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TORCH Partnership Means More than $500,000 for Rural Healthcare Providers

Amerigroup is distributing more than a half a million dollars in grants to rural health clinics and hospitals — adding resources that Texas desperately needs to support providers in rural areas.

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Presidio Programs Show Amerigroup’s Rural Health Work

Amerigroup Texas serves more than 1 million Texans in almost every corner of this state. It’s our mission to help people get healthy and stay healthy, and one of the best, most rewarding ways we do that is by strengthening communities.

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Resources Available for Uvalde Victims and Families — and All of Texas

Texas is part of Amerigroup’s fabric. Like people across our state, we ache and grieve for the children and teachers who were murdered last week in Uvalde, their devastated families, and the entire community.

When our state suffers, we are here.

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Supportive Pregnancy Care Redefines Health, Reinvents Healthcare, and Fortifies Communities

Amerigroup aspires to be a lifetime, trusted health partner for the people we serve. For more and more Texans, that partnership begins even before they’re born.

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Fortifying Harris County Communities with State-of-the-Art Health Kiosks

Late last month, Amerigroup Texas unveiled three state-of-the-art automated health kiosks in high-traffic courthouse annexes across the eastern part of Harris County (which includes Houston).

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Central Texas Housing Effort Improves Health and Lives

Amerigroup Texas is improving health and affordability in Central Texas — most recently through a transformative investment in Balcones Trails, a new health-focused apartment community in the fast-growing city of Kyle.

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Amerigroup Contribution Will Help Feed East Texas Families

Amerigroup knows how important it is for Texas families to have access to healthy food. Our recent $25,000 donation to the East Texas Food Bank shows how community-level support can make a huge difference.

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United We Work Connects People with Jobs They’ll Love

For many Texans, good health starts with a good job. Stable employment helps ensure people have the home, food, resources and stability they need to live healthy lives.

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Quality Incentive Payments Reward Innovations that Serve Members & Communities

Amerigroup Texas is laser-focused on the health of our members. We invest so many hours and resources in personalized, proactive and preventive innovations that help more than a million Amerigroup members get healthy and stay healthy.

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Editorial Spotlights Amerigroup-A&M Partnership Targeting Opioid Abuse

Amerigroup Texas and the Texas A&M Health Opioid Task Force joined forces to create the EMPOWER TeleECHO Clinic.

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Video: In Lubbock and Across Texas, Food Is Medicine

Everyday basics – simple things – often play the biggest role in keeping people healthy. But for an alarming number of Texas families, putting enough good food on the table is not a simple matter.

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Video: A Welcome Camp for Young People with Disabilities

Bonnie Perez Ramirez first heard the word “autism” 11 years ago, when a nurse suggested that her son should be diagnosed for it.

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Videos engage on COVID vaccinations — when Texans walk in the door

Amerigroup and The Immunization Partnership created a series of simple but effective animated videos in English and Spanish to encourage people to get vaccinated.

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Amerigroup COVID Clinics Protect Texas Communities

Healthcare works best when people can get to it. As Texas works to overcome the pandemic, Amerigroup is bringing health care to them.

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Amerigroup Pregnancy Care Reaches Out to Mothers and Babies

Soon-to-be parents in Dallas — and their babies — are about to gain a vital new lifeline.

The Supportive Pregnancy Care (SPC) initiative — officially launched today by HHM Health, with critical support from the March of Dimes and Amerigroup Texas — connects parents with vital, personalized prenatal care and support in both individual and group settings.

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Amerigroup Collaborations Deliver Healthy Food in Houston

Good health is about so much more than what happens in a clinic. It’s about improving lives, helping communities, and addressing the factors that shape people’s quality-of-life and wellbeing. 

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