TEXAS DOCTORS

For Social Responsibility

Working To Ensure Every Texan Has Access To Comprehensive Healthcare

About Us

Texas Doctors For Social Responsibility (TDSR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization based in San Antonio, Texas. We are a diverse group of physicians, other medical professionals, students, and public advocates who believe that every Texan, regardless of their income, should have access to comprehensive healthcare.
Our mission is to lead physicians and local communities as they advocate for a more just and cost-effective healthcare system in the state of Texas.

We envision a world where every physician is an advocate for achieving universal and sustainable healthcare coverage for all. In Texas, we want to shape the legislative dialogue about expanding access to healthcare for the more than 760,000 low-income Texans in the “coverage gap” due to the failure of the State to expand Medicaid.

Our Partners

Collaboration is key. We work closely with our allies to fight for a more just and cost-effective healthcare system in Texas. 

Upcoming Public Events

Urgently Needed: Foster Care Reform in Texas - Part 3

Families referred to CPS are being separated without due process all over the State despite recent laws enacted to protect them. Join us to learn about this important social and public health issue by attending our series on Reforming Foster Care in Texas. Recording of part one and 2 are available here via YouTube.

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Our Priorities In Focus

Community Engagement

TDSR will continue to develop long-term partnerships with community and State stakeholders to eventually move from our current focus on access to healthcare issues to address a range of social, economic, political, and environmental factors that affect health and the well-being of Texans. The development of the Advisory Board is a good first step in this direction.

Legislative Advocacy

TDSR strives to develop an effective advocacy strategy which will help legislators and their constituents learn and understand how current healthcare policies affect our community and most vulnerable low-income Texans. This will empower constituents to ask their representatives to support and or sponsor legislation which will improve the status of access to healthcare including the expansion of healthcare insurance through Medicaid.

Membership Development

We are working on developing a 5-year growth plan as a membership organization. Our target population are medical professionals, students, and advocates for access to healthcare and social justice. We are also looking for, recruiting and nourishing the activists of the future which will keep this organization alive and thriving to continue its mission.

Marketing and Fundraising

We need your dobations to develop organizational capacity which will allow us to have an effective fund-raising structure through marketing. We also need your help in providing content for our website. If you see an article or write a blog or a commentary of interest for our members and medical professionals please send it to me, and I’ll forward it to our webmaster for inclusion in our website. We are also learning the use social media to maximize the exposure to our message and brand.

Our Roadmap To Success

Promote legislative actions that expand healthcare for the working poor and uninsured in Texas.

Advocate for enrollment in affordable and subsidized health insurance programs such as the ACA’s Marketplace, and support cost-effective initiatives that compensate healthcare providers fairly for quality treatment.

Educate the public, medical professionals, and elected officials of the benefits of the expansion of Medicaid for low-income Texans in the coverage gap, and about the economic benefits of the expansion to the State and local communities.

Empower constituents of key legislators to ask their representatives to sponsor and/or support expansion bills.

Our Leadership

Advisory Board

Juan Flores
Health Care Policy and Hispanic Socioeconomic and Health Issues Expert

Evelyn Delgado
President and Executive Director of Healthy Futures of Texas

Erica Salinas
Engineer

Chris Yanas
Methodist Healthcare Ministries

Lauren Geraghty
Communities in Schools

Evelyn Delgado
Healthy Futures of Texas

Marisa Bono
Every Texan

Rodolfo M. Urby, MD
Bridging Whole Health

Elizabeth Lutz
Health Collaborative

Carlos Roberto Jaen, MD
Family Practice

Junda Woo, MD, MPH
Medical Director at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

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