Urban Health Program Community Affiliates Directory
American Heart Association
Aabha Dave Brown
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization in our nation. Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all that we do. We aim to fund research, educate the public and impact the community to reduce the prevalence of heart disease and stroke.
CAN DO Houston
Niiobli Armah IV
CAN DO (Children And Neighbors Defeat Obesity) Houston is a 501c3 nonprofit consortium of individuals and organizations with the shared goal of addressing child health through environmental and policy change. The efforts of our partner organizations range from healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health to community building and empowerment.
Children's Defense Fund-Texas
Raises awareness about the condition of Texas children, Connects children and families to programs and services that help meet their needs, and Works with partners statewide to coordinate broad support and form policy solutions for legislative action on behalf of Texas children.
Community Health Choice
Corporation for Supportive Housing
CSH helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness. CSH brings together people, skills, and resources. We advance our mission by providing high-quality advice and development expertise, by making loans and grants to supportive housing sponsors, by strengthening the supportive housing industry, and by reforming public policy to make it easier to create and operate supportive housing.
DePelchin Children's Center
DePelchin Children’s Center is committed to meeting the needs of Houston’s children as the largest, most comprehensive provider of mental health, prevention and early intervention, and foster care and adoption services.
Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services
Harris County Healthcare Alliance
The Harris County Healthcare Alliance is a coalition whose formation in 2006 was inspired by the dedicated work of several prior taskforces and in part by the way the Greater Houston healthcare community pulled together after Hurricane Katrina to meet the needs of a sudden influx of underserved residents. That collective experience gave us a vision for how things could work if we all put our minds to it, and the drive to have a more collaborative approach to meeting the healthcare needs of our residents every day. Our vision is that Houston/Harris County will have a comprehensive, coordinated system that meets the healthcare needs of its residents and we serve as a catalyst for improving that system.
Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services
Houston Area Community Services
Established 1997, HACS is a Joint Commission accredited, Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC) that provides affordable, quality medical care, pharmacy, behavioral health, and support services to individuals and families residing in Harris County and surrounding areas.
Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc.
Founded in 1992, The Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc. (LHI), a 501(c)3, is dedicated to eliminating barriers to healthcare for LGBT identified women in order to prevent disease and promote wellness.
Light and Salt Association
Through raising awareness and offering access to educational opportunities, social services, and healthcare resources, LSA aims to create a supportive Chinese-American community that will serve those who experience disparity or disadvantage in their ability to gain knowledge and access to healthcare resources and social support programs.
Marathon Kids is a free, evidence-based 6-month walking/running, nutrition, and schoolyard gardening program for kindergarteners through 5th graders. There are currently 38,000 registered Houston-area Marathon Kids. Our mission is to build joyful community around children as an innovative, celebratory fitness and nutrition program.
Mental Health America of Greater Houston
National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer
Recipe 4 Success
Recipe for Success Foundation was launched in 2005 by Gracie & Bob Cavnar to lead the way in hands-on nutrition education aimed at preventing childhood obesity and encouraging long term health. In just a few years, it has grown to the largest outreach of its kind in the nation, empowering over 4,000 children each and every month with its signature Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ and other initiatives to change the way they understand, appreciate and eat their food.
Souther Sector Health Initiative
The Baylor Health Care System and the City of Dallas have collaborated to provide a new model for the prevention, care and management of diabetes. The centerpiece of this exciting new model is the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute at Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center (DHWI), which opened in the spring of 2010, in the former Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center at 4500 Spring Avenue in Dallas. It leverages existing resources in order to prevent and treat diabetes.
The Women's Fund
The Women’s Fund for Health Education and Research is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide women and girls with the tools they need to become advocates for their health. Known as The Women’s Fund, we educate women and girls through seminars health education programs, and publications.
The Women's Home
Janet R. Soto
For more than 50 years, The Women's Home has helped homeless women who typically struggle with mental illnesses, addition, or past abuse to create meaningful and healthy lives so they can recognize and reach their potential. Our clients experience a self-paced, individualized WholeLife program based on six wellness principles: emotional, financial, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational wellness. Our residential program offers a permanent solution to these vulnerable women who seek a safe, sober, and drug-free community where they can turn their lives around and eliminate long-term dependence on social programs. In addition to our residential program, The Women's Home owns and operates an 87-unit safe, sober, and drug-free apartment community, the Janet Cizik Garden Place, located in West Houston.
Thomas Street Clinic
Thomas Street Health Center provides patients with a wide variety of medical services, including: aerosolized pentamidine, chemotherapy, dermatology, IV therapy, pharmacy, physical rehabilitation services, and also offers an extensive HIV health education curriculum.
United Way Dallas
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas works to improve community health by empowering the North Texas community to address major health issues. United Way focuses expertise, financial and volunteer resources on three key strategies: (1) Expanding access to care — for primary and chronic conditions, and for adults and children so they can take control of their health care and prevent costly trips to the emergency room or hospital. (2) Increasing preventive care for children — starting prenatal care early and providing young children with regular doctor visits enable kids to avoid many potential health problems. (3) Promoting healthy behaviors — fighting obesity in children and adults, preventing and treating drug and alcohol abuse, and reducing abuse of children, spouses and seniors.
UT Health Services Research Collaborative
The mission of the Houston Health Services Research Collaborative is to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary research directed at improving policy and health outcomes of low-income and uninsured populations in the greater Houston area. (taken from website)