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My Brother's Keeper Houston

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Advancing Health Equity

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Houston Health Department

We are a full-service health department that performs many enhanced functions to address health inequities.

Our services benefit all Houston residents, but we also take additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly, and minority populations.

Need help finding a service? Call us at 832-393-4220.

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Public Health AmeriCorps

The City of Houston through the Houston Health Department has developed the Public Health AmeriCorps program serving in the Houston/Harris County Texas area that will focus on areas to access to health care and human services. 

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Frontlines+

FRONTLINES+ is a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration funded grant awarded to the Houston Health Department, which created a collaboration between the Houston Health Department, Houston Fire Department, Houston Recovery Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

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Community Re-Entry Network Program

Our caring, multi-disciplinary staff is committed to addressing the needs of the “whole” person with innovative, evidence-based programming and linkage to services designed to meet the needs of formerly incarcerated persons, and interrupting the cycle of recidivism.

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EHE Houston

EHE Houston: an initiative to end the HIV epidemic by 2030. The Houston EHE Dashboard was created to facilitate input from people connected to and affected by HIV to address HIV planning in the Greater Houston/Harris County area.

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Next G.H.E.N. Project

The Next Grassroots Health Education Network (G.H.E.N.) is searching for community partners and organizations to help usher in the next generation of transformative grassroots health educators.

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Get Moving Houston Urban Gardens

The Get Moving Houston Urban Gardens provide hands-on experience in vegetable gardening and urban agriculture to community members and encourage the consumption of local fruits and vegetables.

Charitable Feeding

This recognized charitable food service provider program is a voluntary program whose goal is to provide coordination of operations to organizations that serve homeless individuals. 

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Houston Youth Workforce Council

The Houston Youth Workforce Council educates, trains, and facilitates career exposure and placements for youth by utilizing evidence-based practices, collaboration with youth development partners, and educational systems for collective impact.

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Need help finding a service? Call us at 832-393-4220.

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Community Re-Entry Network Program

We work in partnership with the community to assess, plan, and implement effective strategies to reduce recidivism, increase public safety, and successfully assist and support ex-offenders in their transition in becoming productive, contributing members of the Houston community.

WICook at Home

WICook at Home is a new self-paced class that helps you prepare WIC-approved recipes at home. Share home cooking ideas and recipes with other WIC participants. Learn from a WIC nutritionist how to make healthier food choices for you and your family.

Breathe With Pride

We want to reduce tobacco-related health disparities in the LGBTQ2IA+ communities and help implement evidence-based programs and activities focusing on the reduction of tobacco use amid the LGBTQ2IA+ population.

Laboratory Services

We serve as a regional laboratory for Texas Public Health Region 6/5 as well as a reference laboratory for area medical facilities. Our staff of dedicated personnel provides high-quality clinical and environmental laboratory support.

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