Census 2020: Everyone Counts

Getting an accurate Census count is critical to ensure Texas hospitals have the funding and resources needed to provide essential care to their communities. Use THA's resources in your hospitals to ensure everybody is counted in the 2020 Census. 

About the Census:

The census is more than just a once-per-decade headcount; it’s a tool used to make significant public health policy decisions. The data collected determines which communities, schools, hospitals and roads need federal funding and how much they will need. 

Demographic data helps health care providers understand the communities they serve, empowering them to provide tailored care for their unique patients. When disasters hit, population data is used to guide health systems and government agencies in allocating the right amount of resources to impacted areas.

A complete and accurate census is critical to shape the future of Texas but getting an accurate count in a state as large and diverse as Texas is a challenge. The Census Bureau estimates that 25% of Texans are considered hard to count.

Important Dates:

By mid-March, every U.S. household will receive instructions on how to complete the 2020 Census. This year, people will be able to participate online, by phone or by mail.

April 1 is the official Census Day.


  • Posters for elevators, employee break rooms and patient waiting areas.
    • Be Counted in the 2020 Census (English)
    • Census engagement poster for Latino community (English and Spanish)
    • Census confidentiality poster (English and Spanish)
  • Digital images that can be shared as banners in an email signature, on your social media platforms and on monitors in employee break rooms and patient waiting areas.
  • Social media posts for your organization’s social networks advertising important deadlines and voter resources.

Additional Resources:


Jennifer Banda, J.D., vice president of advocacy, public policy & HOSPAC, 512/465-1046

Wendy Thomas, manager, HOSPAC & advocacy programs, 512/465-1044

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