After signing up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, I was in a car accident and experienced other injuries that required intensive surgery, and extended care that would have left me thousands of dollars in debt. The insurance covered my care and significantly decreased the costs of what I have to pay for life-saving medication. I thought I was too young to need insurance, but I couldn’t be happier now that WHA provided me with assistance to receive the service I needed.”- Carzell Felton
We believe that an individual’s well-being is linked to that of their family and community, and that addressing the social and environmental factors that help shape one’s behavior is critical in empowering individuals to make healthy decisions. WHA relies on the efforts and input of community members to gauge Austin’s overall wellness and identify obstacles individuals might face in prioritizing their health. Informed by the ongoing collection of this crucial data, our Health Promotions initiatives have provided access to support and services that raise health literacy, offer free or affordable medical care, and get the community moving together.