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We are a community based, non-profit, independent living advocacy organization created by and for people with disabilities.

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HCIL, BCCIL, and FBCIL promote the full inclusion, equal opportunity and participation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of community life. We believe that people with disabilities have the right to make choices affecting their lives, a right to take risks, a right to fail, and a right to succeed.

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ACL: Administration for Community Living & CBFL - Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise – here’s how you can still get free tests: COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise once again in Texas. Health officials say covid hospitalizations are up 70% in the last month. Experts say this uptick shouldn't make people panic, but to remain vigilant. The virus is still highly contagious, especially if you have a weakened immune system. The latest COVID symptoms are similar to a common cold with majority just complaining of runny noses, cough, and some fever. If an individual is feeling sick, they're having symptoms, they should isolate themselves until you receive a negative test or 3 days. This summer, COVID is also on the rise nationwide. According to the CDC, COVID hospital admissions have increased for seven straight weeks and are expected to continue rising. COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are climbing heading into the fall season, and although free testing isn’t as widely accessible as it once was, low- or no-cost tests may still be available. The government’s program that mailed free tests through has been suspended and as of June 1 is no longer accepting orders. However, The Department of Health and Human Services is committed to ensuring that people at greatest risk from COVID-19 have equitable access to resources that can help prevent its spread. To that end, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have been working together to help support the needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities. ACL and HRSA offer the aging and disability networks to partner with HRSA-supported health centers and Medicare-certified rural health clinics. It is crucial that the health centers and rural clinics hear from our networks about the needs of the people we serve and our networks’ interest in partnering. This will help them accurately assess the needs in their communities and place orders to meet them as the programs and supplies expand. Vaccination Stats: 77% People who received at least one dose. 63.5% People who received at lest two does or single Johnson & Johnson dose. 25.8 People who received a booster dose. 1% Fewer than 0.001 % of people who received a dose experience severe adverse reactions. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in monitoring Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Multiple sources of data are being used to monitor the situation in Texas. Between March 6, 2020 and the current report week, 8,757,123 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 were reported in Texas. So far for 2023, 483,490 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 were reported in Texas. *This report excludes influenza data. For information about influenza in Texas, please visit To learn more visit us at cartoon doctor; person with surgical mask and coughing; map of Texas with a surgical mask over it; surgical gloved hand with a COVID-19 tester in it

October Covid-19 Grant Health Infographic

ACL: Administration for Community Living & CBFL – Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise – here’s how you can still get free tests: COVID-19 …

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Did You Know? – September 2023


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MEDICAID INFORMATION What you need to know about Medicaid renewals! Over the next 12 months, everyone with health care coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s …

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