Bastrop County Accountable Communities for Health Community Dashboard

Dear Community Partners, Over the past six months, Bastrop County Cares (BCC) and Bastrop Accountable Communities Health Initiative (BCACH) have been collaborating with the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service’s CONNECT program, an initiative run out of the University of Texas at Austin. The purpose for us teaming up is to develop a community […]

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Resources in Response to the Robb Elementary School Shooting

In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. These resources include: Talking to Children about the Shooting Helping Youth After

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know every 2 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the US? It’s extremely important to realize the signs of breast cancer in order to catch it early. Pinky Promise to get screened for breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are lots of events taking place around

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Bastrop County Selected as Finalist for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize

Bastrop County, Texas, was chosen as a finalist for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize, a collaboration between RWJF and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. As a 2021 finalist, Bastrop County is one step closer to the national Prize, which honors communities working at the forefront of advancing health,

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Bastrop County community testing site expands to second location

The Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is pleased to announce the opening of a second community testing site located at Elgin Ascension Seton. This new testing site will be providing free COVID-19 tests to Bastrop County residents who qualify and register through bastropcountycovid19.org or call 512-972-5560. The Bastrop County Community testing site located

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Rural Broadband Coverage

How’s your internet? One of the major problems in rural broadband is the lack of accurate connectivity data, which can negatively impact business and development decisions as well as grant opportunities. Connected Nation Texas are asking for community feedback  in order to get better data on internet service . They have produced some preliminary maps

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