Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - May 28, 2024

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Raymonda Patterson
 Community Involvement Coordinator
Health Access and Equity
Houston Health Department  --> Trusted Health Ambassador Program THAP Recruiting Ambassadors

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - April 25, 2024

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Intersectionality is defined as the interconnected structures and systems that create inequality among people and populations based on social categories of difference (such as race, class, and gender). --> In this month's Equity Buzz video, Krista Patlovich will provide definitions for procedural, distributional and structural equity.  --> Health Equity Employee of the Month

Dr. Charlotte Rosette, PhD, LPC-ASSOCIATE
 Public Health Information Manager
Health Access and Equity
Houston Health Department  --> On Tuesday, April 9th, the Houston Health Department hosted comprehensive training sessions on Implicit Bias Awareness and Mitigation, featuring Dr. Bryant Marks Sr. from the esteemed National Training Institute on Race and Equity (NTIRE). Dr. Marks, a renowned social psychologist and former appointee of President Barack Obama, is deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. With over 23 years of expertise in research, teaching, and training, Dr. Marks brings invaluable insights to the table. The session featured engaging content delivery, interactive exercises, and small-group dialogues. Compelling media aided in learning facilitation, while an overview of national data highlighted race and gender disparities. Participants engaged in discussions from various perspectives on implicit bias and completed personalized discussions through an implicit bias measure. The training drew participation from 120 frontline and management staff from various programs, underscoring the department's ongoing dedication to fostering equity and supporting diverse communities. --> Trusted Health Ambassador Program THAP Recruiting Ambassadors

When you become a Trusted Health Ambassador, you will share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with your family, friends, and community. Fill out our interest form or call 832-393-4220 to learn more.

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Achieving health equity requires close attention to resources and policies. Within the equity resource corner, you can access links where you will find policy updates, workshops, grant opportunities and journal publications related to work being done to advance equity. 

To learn more, visit the following:

--> --> --> --> --> --> COVID-19 Data & Resources  Resources on Health Equity  Copyright © 2022 Houston Health Department, All rights reserved.
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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - March 27, 2024

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - February 29, 2024

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Chelscie Irby
Community Involvement Coordinator --> Health Equity Employee of the Month

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Office of Chronic Disease, Health Education & Wellness
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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - January 31, 2024

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Office of Performance Management
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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - December 20, 2023

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Social Determinants of Health
Equity Buzz
 
Social determinants of health are the nonmedical factors that influence health outcomes.

They are conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age. Some social determinants of health include access to safe housing, transportation and neighborhoods, unpolluted water and air, and access to nutritious foods and physical health opportunities.

Addressing differences in social determinants of health makes progress toward health equity, as they have shown to have a greater influence on health than genetic factors or access to healthcare services. For example, poverty is highly correlated with poorer health outcomes and a higher risk of premature death.

The Houston Health Department continues to convene and collaborate with community partner organizations addressing health inequities and their root causes.

To learn more please visit our Houston Health Department Health Equity. --> Trusted Health Ambassador Program THAP Recruiting Ambassadors

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--> Health Equity Employee of the Month

Dr. Melissa Shelton 
Chief Planning Officer
Houston Health Department
Accreditation and Planning   -->

Achieving health equity requires close attention to resources and policies. Within the equity resource corner, you can access links where you will find policy updates, workshops, grant opportunities and journal publications related to work being done to advance equity. 

To learn more, visit the following:

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - November 29, 2023

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Thank you for joining The Houston Health Department’s (HHD) 2nd Access and Equity Partner Symposium.

The forum brought together health equity experts across our HHD community, academic institutions, and local non-profit organizations to discuss continued efforts to achieve health equity. In addition, a panel of experts provided their insight on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted mental health in many of Houston’s communities. 

It was wonderful to see the ongoing networking between partner organizations. This ultimately builds capacity and partnership sustainability which in the end benefits the communities that we serve. 

Thank you for the work that you all do! 

Presenters included:

Cities Changing Diabetes 

HHD Health Education 

Texas Tool Belt 

Civic Heart 

Fe y Justicia 

UTHealth School of Public Health – Health Equity Collective 

The Prevention Institute  

Panelists included:

Stanely Williams, Ph.D – Harris Health 

Jamie Freeny, DrPH, MPH – Mental Health America 

Clemelia H. Richardson, Ph.D, LCSW-S – The Houston Health Department 

Aisha Siddiqui, DrPH, MPH, MS – Culture of Health – Advancing Together 

--> Trusted Health Ambassador Program THAP Recruiting Ambassadors

When you become a Trusted Health Ambassador, you will share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with your family, friends, and community. Fill out our interest form or call 832-393-4220 to learn more.

--> Health Equity Employee of the Month

Malik Gollman 
Graphic Designer
Houston Health Department
 Office of Communications and Public Affairs -->

Achieving health equity requires close attention to resources and policies. Within the equity resource corner, you can access links where you will find policy updates, workshops, grant opportunities and journal publications related to work being done to advance equity. 

To learn more, visit the following:

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - October 31, 2023

7 months 2 weeks ago
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When you’re making your way around the Houston Health Department’s (HHD) different locations, you’ll most likely be greeted with brightly colored posters breaking down the concept of equity. While we may think we know what equity stands for, the principle is much more in-depth and beneficial than we may believe, especially when it relates to health disparities.

As a public health agency, HHD has a responsibility to promote and protect the health of all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or other factors. Health disparities, meaning differences in health outcomes between different groups, are a major issue plaguing our society and have significant impacts on individuals, families, and communities.

HHD is implementing a variety of unique strategies to address health disparities. The department is collaborating with community organizations and stakeholders to identify and address the root causes of health disparities and develop culturally competent and inclusive programs and services. HHD is also providing training and education for community members, healthcare providers and staff on how to address health disparities and promote equity while advocating for policies and system changes that address social determinants of health.

Visit the Houston Health Department’s Advancing Health Equity webpage for information.

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Community Involvement Coordinator 
 Office of Chronic Disease, Health Education and Wellness -->

Achieving health equity requires close attention to resources and policies. Within the equity resource corner, you can access links where you will find policy updates, workshops, grant opportunities and journal publications related to work being done to advance equity. 

To learn more, visit the following:

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Our Mission is to provide a safe space for low-wage workers to gather and learn their rights.
The community we work for is low-income Hispanic immigrants, particularly Domestic Workers and Day Laborers.  

Upcoming events: 
Day of the Dead - Corner visit - November 1
Chemical Hazards and COVID-19 - November 2 
Texas Care Worker Workshop - December 2
Day Laborers Corner Visit Workshops - All Fridays, November and December 
Christmas Posada Event -  December 15 

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - September 29, 2023

8 months 3 weeks ago
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If you have not yet attended the Embedding Equity in a Public Health Ecosystem training, you can register for our August, September or October course using the QR code below or this link.  

In the meantime, learn more about health equity and check out the work that the HHD Advancing Health Equity team has been doing: HHD Health Equity.

--> Trusted Health Ambassador Program THAP Recruiting Ambassadors

When you become a Trusted Health Ambassador, you will share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with your family, friends, and community. Fill out our interest form or call 832-393-4220 to learn more.

--> Health Equity Employee of the Month

Alan Baker
Staff Analyst
Health Access and Equity Team   -->

Achieving health equity requires close attention to resources and policies. Within the equity resource corner, you can access links where you will find policy updates, workshops, grant opportunities and journal publications related to work being done to advance equity. 

To learn more, visit the following:

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - August 30, 2023

9 months 2 weeks ago
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CHW Graduation

The Houston Health Department (HHD) Access and Health Equity program in partnership with The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) and the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) graduated 50 HHD staff and community partners at the Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center, July 20th.  
 
Bureau Chief for the Office of Program Planning and Evaluation for Research Effectiveness, Dr. Deborah Banerjee, served as the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony. 
 
The 13-week course is for people working in a clinical, community or public health setting. It covers 160 hours of curriculum and incorporates the eight core competencies required by the state: communication, advocacy, interpersonal issues, service coordination, organizational skills, teaching, capacity building and knowledge base in specific health issues.  
  
UTSPH and TEPHI Community Health Worker courses prepare participants to apply to the Texas Department of State Health Services for CHW certification. UTSPH is a Community Health Worker Training Center certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services.  
 
More information about the CHW certification can be found here: Community Health Worker or Promotor(a) and Certificate Program and Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI).

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Program Manager, Health Education Services
Office of Chronic Disease, Health Education and Wellness   --> Vaccine team on the move
  The Office of Chronic Disease, Health Education and Wellness (OCDHEW) continues to move with the Mobile Vaccination Unit team, by providing on-site health education to the most vulnerable populations in priority zip codes. The team attended the Back To School Event at Spring Branch Development Center (77080), where more than 200 students were vaccinated for back-to-school. Vendors like voter registration and Harris County also provided essentials and goodies for parents and children. -->

Achieving health equity requires close attention to resources and policies. Within the equity resource corner, you can access links where you will find policy updates, workshops, grant opportunities and journal publications related to work being done to advance equity. 

To learn more, visit the following:

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - June 21, 2023

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In the meantime, learn more about health equity and check out the work that the HHD Advancing Health Equity team has been doing: HHD Health Equity.

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Fabian Gutierrez  Public Information Officer - Houston Health Department
Office of Communications and Public Affairs   --> Vaccine team on the move The Houston Health Department's (HHD) Office of Chronic Disease, Health Education and Wellness (OCDHEW) team and the Mobile Vaccination Unit (MVU) are moving to provide herd immunity in Houston. 

A health fair was held in June, at PlazaAmericas Mall, where routine vaccines for adults and children were offered. COVID-19 bivalent, flu and Mpox vaccines were administered to people ages 18 and under and 65 and older. The team vaccinated over 25 people and was co-administered with several vaccines.

The Houston Area Urban League provided $25 gift cards for people receiving their COVID-19 vaccines and HHD provided $50 gift cards for bivalent doses and routine vaccines. MVU nurses also educated attendees about the vaccines they need to be current on. -->

Achieving health equity requires close attention to resources and policies. Within the equity resource corner, you can access links where you will find policy updates, workshops, grant opportunities and journal publications related to work being done to advance equity. 

To learn more, visit the following:

Did you know?   Texas bears the highest cost of health inequities in the country New research revealed in 2018 from the National Institute on Minority Health (NIMHD) shows that the economic burden of health disparities cost the US economy $451 billion, a 41% increase from the previous estimate of $320 billion in 2014. The highest burden of racial and ethnic health inequities were among the most populous and diverse states: Texas ($41 billion), California ($40 billion), Illinois ($29 billion), Florida ($27 billion), and Georgia ($21 billion).
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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - June 16 , 2023

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If you have not yet attended the Embedding Equity in a Public Health Ecosystem training, you can register for a September or October course using the QR code below or this link.  

In the meantime, learn more about health equity and check out the work that the HHD Advancing Health Equity team has been doing: HHD Health Equity 

--> Trusted Health Ambassador Program THAP Recruiting Ambassadors

When you become a Trusted Health Ambassador, you will share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with your family, friends, and community. Fill out our interest form or call 832-393-4220 to learn more.

--> Health Equity Employee of the Month
LaMichelle Uzoh  Management Analyst IV
Office of Program Support   --> Vaccine team on the move The Office of Chronic Diseases Health Education and Wellness (OCDHEW) team and the Mobile Vaccination Unit (MVU) continue collaborating to provide vaccinations to Houstonians. The team attended the HHD Health Night where nine individuals received the COVID-19 vaccinations, three individuals received the HEP A vaccination, and four individuals received the MPOX vaccinations. In addition, the Senior Public Health Educator provided brief on-site post-vaccination education on COVID and MPOX.  The incentives included $25 gift cards for individuals who received their vaccinations. The event was a huge success. The Next G.H.E.N Project
  In May, The Next G.H.E.N. project has reviewed and identified multiple grassroot organizations to participate in Cohort 1. The first round of grantees consists of nontraditional partners, health educators and community health workers who has submitted a health-promoting project to improve disease awareness, health literacy and health equity. During the project period (June - October), the partners will organize health promotions events, activities in trainings throughout the city of Houston. -->

Achieving health equity requires close attention to policies. Within the policy corner, you can access links where you will find policy updates and journal publications related to work being done to advance equity. 

To learn more, visit the following:

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Cities Changing Diabetes - Houston supports people living with diabetes and obesity with resources and education, health navigation, and access to community and clinical programs. An extensive planning process involving a coalition of over 600 community stakeholders led by Houston Health Department has resulted in four key program areas:

  • The Faith & Diabetes Initiative - an evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Education and Supports programs for communities of faith to strengthen their health ministry's impact in the community.
  • Houston Diabetes Peer Support Network - weekly meetings to create strong connections between people living with diabetes towards better self-management
  • Bite of HOPE - culinary education in Alief and Aldine communities for students, families, and community members
  • MyDiabetesHQ.org - a website featuring a community-building and navigation platform to support people living with diabetes onn their journey to better health

Upcoming Events
June 23-25: Peer Supporter Training
July 10 - October 2: Culinary Institute for Chefs and Food Entrepreneurs
July 11-August 3: Bite of HOPE and BakerRipley Food Industry Resilience Program
 
Visit us: www.MyDiabetesHQ.org
Reach out if you are interested in partnerships, hosting DSMES and/or Peer Support: 
info@MyDiabetesHQ.org

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - May 12, 2023

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The Houston Health Department (HHD) is thrilled to announce a department and city-wide campaign promoting access and equity. Through partnership and collaboration, HHD’s vision is to act as a catalyst to champion equity, regardless of race, gender, income, ability or zip code. We want to meet communities where they are, helping to allocate resources and opportunities as needed to create equal outcomes for all community members.

Be on the lookout for messaging related to upcoming events to take part in!

HHD Equity and Access Partner Sharing Session   

Thank you all for joining The Houston Health Department’s (HHD) Equity and Access Partner Sharing Session. HHD is honored to host an event where tremendous work can be showcased and highlighted. It was wonderful to see the ongoing networking between partner organizations. This ultimately builds capacity and partnership sustainability which in the end benefits the communities that we serve.  Thank you for the work that you all do!

Here is who presented at our first partner-sharing session. 

Arab American Community and Cultural Center Your Houston  Texas Southern University Outreach Strategists Mental Health America Culture of Health Advancing Together Institute for Spirituality and Health Details coming soon for the next HHD
Equity and Access Partner Sharing Session.
--> Community Health Worker Graduation The Houston Health Department (HHD) Access and Health Equity program in partnership with The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTSPH) and the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) graduated 61 HHD staff and community partners at the Third Ward Multi-Service Center, April 6. 

Assistant Director of Human Services and Special Services, Patricia Watson, served as the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremony.

The 13-week course is for people working in a clinical, community or public health setting. It covers 160 hours of curriculum and incorporates the eight core competencies required by the state: communication, advocacy, interpersonal issues, service coordination, organizational skills, teaching, capacity building and knowledge base in specific health issues. 
 
UTSPH and TEPHI Community Health Worker courses prepare participants to apply to the Texas Department of State Health Services for CHW certification. UTSPH is a Community Health Worker Training Center certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

More information about the CHW certification can be found here: Community Health Worker or Promotor(a) and Certificate Program and Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) April CHW Graduates  --> Health Equity Employee of the Month
David Opheim  Webmaster
Office of Communications and Public Affairs   --> Vaccine team on the move The Office of Chronic Diseases Health Education and Wellness (OCDHEW) recently partnered with the Institute for Spirituality and Health (ISH) and the Hope Clinic for a vaccination initiative. The event had a diverse group of people getting vaccinated with over 20 receiving their first dose and the latest booster. There were $25.00 incentives from the Houston Area Urban League and ISH. The Next G.H.E.N Project
  In April, The NEXT G.H.E.N. project commenced the proposal submission for Cohort 1. The first cohort runs from April 1 - October 31. The submission deadline for Cohort 1 is May 19, 2023.

The project seeks to award 26 non-traditional partners, health educators and community health workers who have submitted a health-promoting project to improve disease awareness, health literacy and health equity. The project will announce the selected grantees for Cohort 1 on May 26. --> THAP Recruiting Ambassadors

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To learn more, visit the following:

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Brighter Bites is a theory-driven, evidence-based health promotion program that mitigates fruit and vegetable waste and converts it into a public health opportunity by systematically sourcing and channeling primarily donated produce into underserved communities.” 

Check out Brighter Bites Impact Report here.

For more information on Brighter Bites visit www.brighterbites.org.

Brighter Bites
A nonprofit that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands. 
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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - April 6, 2023

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Their mission is to empower immigrant and refugee communities by fostering the health and well-being through education, arts, advocacy, and access to care. Learn more about their tremendous community impacts here.

Check out The Gulfton Story Trail, spearheaded by CHAT, that tells the tale of a neighborhood through dozens of murals celebrating the diversity of this Southwest Houston Community.
Upcoming events: --> Arab American Cultural and Community Center (ACC)
After more than 100 years of immigration, assimilation, and growth in the United States and in Houston, Arab-Americans,  their friends and supporters have created a place where their culture, art, and language are now highlighted and preserved for future generations. 

The ACC has partnered with Catholic Charities and Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) to offer COVID education and resources to their members.

Events:
The ACC is hosting events during the month of April for Arab Heritage Month. A booth will be present at all events to provide COVID education and resources to attendees. Learn more here. Partner Participation Request: AAC is currently in the process of planning a Mental Health Fair event in May. If there are any partners interested in participating, please email Sophia Shalabi at sshalabi@acchouston.org.  --> You are invited. --> Health Equity Employee of the Month
Dr. Vishnu Nepal  Population Health Data Manager for Office of Program Evaluation
for Research and Effectiveness  --> Vaccine team on the move

In March, the Office of Chronic Disease, Health Education and Wellness team and The Mobile Vaccination Unit, collaborated to provide vaccinations and post vaccination education to persons getting vaccinated. The Mobile Vaccination Unit had COVID 19 vaccines, pneumonia vaccines, pediatric and senior (65+) flu vaccines. A total of 10 individuals were vaccinated with the majority being seniors. Individuals who received the COVID-19 vaccine also qualified to get a free blood pressure monitor device. Other vendors were in attendance including University of Houston, Avenue 360, Change Happens, Disability Rights Texas and CapTel. 

The Office of Chronic Disease, Health Education and Wellness team launched the mini grant funded project named, The Next Grassroots Health Education Network (G.H.E.N). 

The Next (G.H.E.N) connects the community to local grassroots nontraditional partners, health educators and community health workers through various health influencing activities to improve disease awareness, health literacy and health equity.  

--> Partnering in Public Health

The Texas Association of City & County Health Officials (TACCHO) is the premier member organization serving both Texas local public health officials and the departments which they lead to enhance local public health practice in Texas with the ultimate goal of improving the health of Texans and the communities in which they live. Our own Houston Health Department employees showcased the work they are doing to mitigate inequities in our vulnerable communities. To learn more about TACCHO, please visit, www.taccho.org.

--> THAP Recruiting Ambassadors

When you become a Trusted Health Ambassador, you will share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with your family, friends, and community. Fill out our interest form or call 832-393-4220 to learn more.

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Achieving health equity requires close attention to policies. Within the policy corner, you can access links where you will find policy updates and journal publications related to work being done to advance equity. 

To learn more, visit the following:

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Your Houston is a grassroots non-profit focusing on the quality of life issues that affect all Houstonians. The organization helps to develop a network of community-based health workers trained and equipped to assist the public health system in planning, and addressing health disparities in our communities.

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - March 6, 2023

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We want to know how we can improve the Houston Health Department’s (HHD) Advancing Health Equity Newsletter so that we can provide information that is most useful to you and the communities you serve. Please fill out our very short satisfaction survey. Kindly submit by March 13th. --> March Equity and Access training update


We are proud to report that the Houston Health Department (HHD) continues to partner with both the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) and the Prevention Institute. The purpose of these partnerships is to organize grassroots groups and individuals located in one or more of HHD's 5 Priority COVID-19 zones to create networks of trained individuals and community groups. To date, nearly 200 individuals have benefited from this training. These trained participants will help assist community residents to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters and public health emergencies, which is intended to minimize the negative impact of inequities that may exist in our communities. See our list of trainings below:

Embedding Equity in a Public Health Ecosystem

Managing to Achieve Equity in a Public Health Ecosystem 

Pandemic Preparedness Two Day Bootcamp  

Community Health Worker Certification training 

Stay tuned for more training updates or visit our Health Equity webpage!

--> Health Equity Employee of the Month
JoAnna McKinney   Administrative Coordinator for Accounts Payables JoAnna McKinney's role

My responsibility as administrative coordinator in accounts payables is for the financial and administrative support for the organization. I liaise between Accounts Payables (A/P), program groups, and vendors. I manage the A/P invoice flow, maintain A/P records, and produce A/P reportsI am also in charge of making payments owed by the organization to suppliers and other creditors, paying vendor invoices or bills, disputes, reconciliation, recording the organization's short-term debts, monitoring all accounts payable payments, and ensuring compliance with organization policies.

What Health Equity means to JoAnna McKinney

Health Equity is the attainment of the highest level of health for all people; fair and equitable healthcare leads to more efficient healthcare systems. Health equity values everyone equally with focused and ongoing societal efforts to address avoidable inequalities, historical and contemporary injustices, and social determinants of health - and to eliminate disparities in health and health care. The healthier population requires less medical care, thus improving the quality of life overall. 

--> THAP Recruiting Ambassadors

When you become a Trusted Health Ambassador, you will share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with your family, friends, and community. Fill out our interest form or call 832-393-4220 to learn more.

--> Vaccine team on the move

On February 17th, the Mobile Vaccine Team along with the Office of Chronic Disease, Health Education and Wellness team were present at Kashmere Gardens MSC Health Fair. The Mobile Vaccine Team administered COVID-19, flu vaccines and pneumonia vaccines. Ten people were vaccinated with the majority being seniors 65+. They all received a free blood pressure monitoring device from the UH representatives upon receiving their vaccines. The Health Education Service Team connected with organizations such as Avenue 360, Change Happens, Disability Rights Texas, and CapTel. They had meaningful conversations and provided on-site education on the benefits of getting vaccinated and staying up to date with their vaccines.

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Achieving health equity requires close attention to policies. Within the policy corner, you can access links where you will find policy updates and journal publications related to work being done to advance equity. 

To learn more, visit the following:

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"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
This is a popular adage that describes the longer-lasting effect of teaching someone how to do something rather than to simply giving a hand-out. This is the concept of the Complete Communities Civic Leadership Development (CCCLD) Project spearheaded by Outreach Strategists. The CCCLD project is based on the evidence-based model that residents in communities are uniquely positioned to identify and advocate for changes that will improve the health of their neighborhood. To learn more, click here. Click the orange button to visit their website.

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - February 6, 2023

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The training will provide several tools revolving around topics on creating connections between vulnerable populations and healthcare providers, helping community members navigate healthcare and social service systems, and advocating for underserved individuals or communities to receive services and resources to address health needs. 

This hybrid training will end with the participant receiving a CHW Certificate in Public Health Preparedness. The certificate is designed around five main learning components listed below. Learn more here.
  • Public Health Preparedness 
  • Science of Pandemics 
  • Mental Health 
  • Resource and Service Coordination 
  • Technology for CHWs 
--> The University of Houston CHW training The University of Houston Community Health Worker (CHW) training course is a 160-hour Texas State Department of Health, and Human Services (DSHS) approved course. During this course, all CHW students work together on developing a project that is focused on a specific health issue and targets a particular population in the Greater Houston area. More CHW training opportunities can be found at the University of Houston. Learn more here. --> Prevention Institute Training This training is designed for frontline HHD staff and our funded community partners. The purpose of this training is to equip practitioners with specific tools, examples, and recommendations that can be applied in the following ways:
  • Internally to embed operational processes. 
  • Externally as a guide to ensure that transparent procedures are in place for equitable distribution of resources in communities 
  • Beyond the COVID-19 response and recovery to embed practices and policies that can be maintained, equity is a consistent value.  

The above training is by invitation only. Be on the lookout for an invitation from Toni Callis to participate.

The Houston Health Department and Access and Equity are hosting a training alongside Prevention Institute for the session, Embedding Health Equity in a Public Health Ecosystem- to explicitly address and reduce health disparities in Houston through procedural, distributional, and structural equity improvement.   --> Toni D. Callis, MBA  Senior Staff Analyst for the Access and Equity Program Health Equity Employee of the Month What Health Equity Means to Me:

A look at Health Equity forces us to acknowledge that systemic racism does exist and that, as a society, there is more we should be doing to mitigate this ongoing issue. As we continue to seek knowledge, build partnerships, and research best practices, we are better equipped to engage the communities we serve and close the access gap to healthy living, safe environments, and happier holistic lifestyles.

We must be intentional about this in our lives, relationships, and the “work” we do. We must continue to show respect for and educate our sphere of influence and advocate to eliminate food deserts, increase the number and quality of medical services provided in underserved communities, and create jobs in low-income areas. Access and Equity are about equipping and empowering communities to make decisions and utilize resources to take pride in themselves, their families, and their neighborhoods. I am honored and excited to be part of a department and program that exists for the sole purpose of this work.

--> Vaccine outreach

 The Mobile Vaccine Team and the OCDHEW Health Education Services Team were present at HHC West Loop Campus Mobile Vaccine Clinic (77081). They offered COVID-19 and Flu vaccines. Twelve (12) persons were vaccinated and received COVID-19 doses. Eight (8) COVID-19 Bivalent doses were administered, (1) one-second dose, and (6) six flu administered. Recipients received on-site post-vaccination education and provided vaccine infographics. 
 
They were also present at Edgewood Community Center to offer COVID, Flu, and MPOX vaccinations. Thirty (30) recipients were vaccinated and received multiple routine vaccines. Recipients that received the shots were given a $50 gift card incentive for getting their COVID-19 vaccination.  

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We continue to see higher rates of disease progression, hospitalizations, and deaths among impacted communities, even though many of the root causes are preventable. There is an urgent need to understand what is causing some Houston communities (e.g., American Indian; Asian; Black/African American; Latino/a/x) to have difficulty achieving optimal health. Through the Houston Health DepartmentH-Town CHAT (Community Health Action Talks) collaborates with organizations, churches, leaders, and community members to develop solutions that improve everyone's quality and length of life. To learn more and apply, click here. Click the orange button to visit their website.

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - January 6, 2023

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In partnership,
The Equity Team --> Community Health Worker (CHW) Network Highlight The Houston Health Department, the University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston (UTSPH), and the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI), will offer free-of-charge certification training for Community Health Workers (CHWs). The training will provide several tools revolving around topics on how to create connections between vulnerable populations and healthcare providers, guidance on helping community members navigate healthcare and social service systems as well as advocating for underserved individuals or communities to receive services and resources to address health needs.  

HHD’s Equity and Access grant partners and HHD staff are welcome to register! This CHW certification will promote the purpose of the CDC Equity and Access grant to have CHWs embedded and sustained in our communities to continue to meet the needs of Houston’s most vulnerable and be prepared for any future crisis. 

Details on registration coming soon! Stay tuned for a registration link in our February Newsletter! --> Health Equity Story Map 

Through story maps, the Houston Health Department and partner organizations work together to foster health equity for vulnerable Houston residents. This story map tool can act as a visual guide for identifying gaps and placement of resources in communities that may be less resilient to the impacts of COVID-19. To access this map, please click on the link here.

--> THAP Recruiting Ambassadors When you become a Trusted Health Ambassador, you will share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with your family, friends, and community. Fill out our interest form or call 832-395-8953 to learn more. --> Constance Carron Access and Health Equity Team Administrative Coordinator Health Equity Employee of the Month What Health Equity Means to Me:

Health Equity is the blueprint for broadening the impact to improve the quality of life for marginalized populations. When organization leaders work together cohesively without bias or judgment and share knowledge and resources in an open forum, their community’s social and economic infrastructure is strengthened, people become healthy, and opportunities are equalized — placing that community on the path to breaking down barriers and eliminating health disparities. 

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The Behavioral Health Consultant Certificate Course (BHC-CC) is a program designed to address the existing gaps in accessing behavioral health services in primary care. BHC-CC will provide new insights, skills, and technical abilities for behavioral health professionals and is supported with funding from HHD, through a CDC award to advance equity in Houston. Licensed professionals will learn to operate as Behavioral Health Consultants in primary care. To learn more and apply, click here. Click the orange button to visit their website.

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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - December 5, 2022

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We want to take this opportunity to recognize the over 400 partners who have worked with us in making health equity possible. We can accomplish more together than apart so during this holiday season we want to thank you for partnering with the Houston Health Department. This would not be possible without your grassroots efforts in our communities. Please enjoy a safe and joyous holiday season. 

Sincerely,
Director Stephen Williams --> Meet the Health Equity Team!  We are a group of public health professionals dedicated to embedding health equity in everything the Houston Health Department takes on. Our leadership team and staff are ready to improve health equity for the people they touch on a daily basis. Join the team as they persist toward their goal. Visit our Health Equity page to learn more about our team and read our previous newsletters. --> Health Education in Action

Recently, the Mobile Vaccination Team and Health Education team were onsite at the South Union Place Apartments to provide post-vaccination to seniors getting vaccinated. Bivalent boosters were also available. Overall, 19 people were vaccinated, the oldest being ninety-nine (99) years old, and the lowest at seventy (70)years old.  The team assisted with filling out the application and answering questions about the vaccine.  

On October 25th, Texas Southern University (TSU) also had its homecoming and a walk against Cancer on October 25th, other vendors were there to promote their work including VAX HOU, and nine (9) persons were vaccinated and attended the event. 

--> Partnering in Public Health

The American Public Health Association (APHA) champions the health of all people and all communities. Our own Houston Health Department employees and partners showcased the work they are doing to mitigate inequities in our vulnerable communities. To learn more about APHA please visit www.apha.org.

Lindsey Wiginton

See abstract summary: Utilization of sentiment analysis to inform COVID-19 vaccine outreach in Houston (confex.com) 

Debra Maxwell & Lydia Osinowo

See abstract summary: Are the messages resonating? Measuring risk perceptions and the effectiveness of health communications to improve health equity in COVID health outcomes in Houston. (confex.com) 

Tia Johnson & Vishnu Nepal

See abstract summary: Trusted Health Ambassador (THAP) program to increase access and equity on COVID-19 vaccine uptake in high priority areas of Houston, TX (confex.com) 

Dr. Aisha Siddiqui
Culture of Health - Advancing Together (CHAT)

See abstract summary: Access to and Adoption of COVID-19 Information by Recent Afghan Refugees: A Qualitative Study utilizing Community Health Workers (confex.com) 

Dr. Shreela Sharma
The Heath Equity Collective
See abstract summary: Strengthing the Community Health Worker Ecosystem (confex.com)  --> THAP Recruiting Ambassadors When you become a Trusted Health Ambassador, you will share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with your family, friends, and community. Fill out our interest form or call 832-395-8953 to learn more. --> Darien Howze Senior Community Outreach Coordinator Health Equity Employee of the Month What Health Equity Means to Me:

Health equity provides resources, and services, and meets the specific needs of people based on their circumstances. Effective health equity acknowledges the connections between socioeconomic conditions and health outcomes while creating opportunities, and improving the quality of life for everyone. Effective health equity also recognizes the role of employers, faith-based organizations, schools, community groups, governmental entities, and other stakeholders in collaborating to share resources and best practices for improved well-being for all people. Health equity is a goal that benefits our families, communities, and our greater society.

--> Click the button below to submit your organization's plans and activities to improve health inequities. We would love to recognize you in a future newsletter. Tell us! --> TLC Health and Wellness

TLC Health and Wellness has partnered with the Houston Health Department to provide services through the Equity Grant. They aim to provide high-quality, compassionate, comprehensive services to promote healthier and stronger communities. Click the orange button to visit their website.

TLC Health and Wellness
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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - November 1, 2022

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Meet Dr. White our Deputy Health Authority for the Houston Health Department. See why she chose to get her COVID-19 booster and learn how you can get yours. Visit Houstonhealth.org or call us at 832-393-4220. --> Health Education in Action Recently, the health education team provided on-site COVID-19 health education in both Spanish and English at the San Mateo Episcopal church. The team touched 40 individuals with education and food distribution. They also volunteered at the Wesley Community Center for a drive-thru event; distributing boxes of essential foods to over 100 families. --> Partnering in Mental Health

We want to congratulate Mental Health America for the launch of the new Behavioral Health Consultant Certificate course! This has come about because of the partnership and funding from Houston Health Department on the Advancing Health Equity initiative. The Mental Health America Greater Houston's Integrated Health Care Initiative, in collaboration with Rice University's Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, has launched a new Behavioral Health Consultant Certificate Course (BHC-CC). Registration is officially open, and spots are limited. Be sure to apply today!

--> THAP Recruiting Ambassadors When you become a Trusted Health Ambassador, you will share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with your family, friends, and community. Fill out our interest form or call 832-395-8953 to learn more. --> Monica Childers GIS Manager Health Equity Employee of the Month What Health Equity Means to Me:

Health equity allows for a level playing field with regard to our residents’ health, longevity, and quality of life. I support GIS users across the department, ensuring their access to the available resources and training, and providing front-line technical support for their use of the applications.

We provide mapping and spatial analysis to support decision-making and public messaging for HHD. I am also the department liaison to the City of Houston’s enterprise GIS team and GIS leadership from other departments. Together, we strive to coordinate and plan the best possible use of mapping technology for our local government.

--> Click the button below to submit your organization's plans and activities to improve health inequities. We would love to recognize you in a future newsletter. Tell us! --> University of Houston Population Health

UH, Population Health is a first-of-its-kind initiative to improve health patterns and trends for everyone. Their mission is to advance health equity in Houston, the state of Texas, and beyond through a holistic approach. By preparing the next generation of professionals to transform health through education, research, community, and global partnerships. Click the orange button to visit their website.

UH, Population Health,
University of Houston
Contact: Ankita Siddhanta --> COVID-19 Data & Resources  Resources on Health Equity:  Copyright © 2022 Houston Health Department, All rights reserved.
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Advancing Health Equity Newsletter - October 4, 2022

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Our Business Management team works to procure and manage our funding resources thru the Equity grant. As part of the Equity Team, they are among the unsung heroes whose efforts continue the groundbreaking work set into motion during and after the pandemic. Learn more.  --> Health Education in Action Recently the health education team partnered with Janice Weaver & One Body Networking at their 9th   Annual Blood Drive. They were able to provide on-site health education on both COVID-19 and Monkeypox. The Health Department’s Mobile Vaccination Unit provided vaccinations to over 75 people. Vax Hou and other vendors were also in attendance.  --> Prevention Institute Training Series Prevention Institute (PI) facilitated the second Embedding Equity training session for Houston Health Department's Leadership on September 8th. As part of this training, PI introduced the concept of Continuous Equity Improvement Cycles, a framework for change management that incorporates a diverse range of perspectives, including community voice, geographic context, and front-line worker dialogues, in order to create equitable and fair project outcomes. Prevention Institute will continue to engage in deeper dives with leadership at the Houston Health Department on operationalizing equity in management and shared accountability as well as advancing the evidence base with equity metrics.  In the coming months, staff teams will also begin to participate in Embedding Equity training and dialogues.  --> THAP Recruiting Ambassadors When you become a Trusted Health Ambassador, you will share accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines with your family, friends, and community. Fill out our interest form or call 832-395-8953 to learn more. --> Tia Johnson Administration Manager for COVID-19 Community Outreach & Engagement Health Equity Employee of the Month
What Health Equity Means to Me:

Health equity means that people have access to resources based on their needs, not their socioeconomic background or social status. It means prioritizing one’s health over their affordability or access to affordable healthcare. Health equity is what makes the work we do so essential and worthwhile! 

--> Click the button below to submit your organization's plans and activities to improve health inequities. We would love to recognize you in a future newsletter. Tell us! --> Texas Southern University

The goal of this program is to advance health equity in priority tier 1 and tier 2 communities through COVID-19-related health promotional activities conducted by Community Health Workers (CHW). We will work in partnership with the Houston Health Department in a combined effort to build community infrastructure and health promotion for our most vulnerable communities. Click the orange button to visit their website.

--> Your Houston
Contact: Mario Castillo Advancing Health Equity Program, Texas Southern University
Contact: Veronica Ajewole --> Your Houston

Your Houston is a grassroots non-profit focusing on the quality of life issues that affect all Houstonians. Your Houston will help develop a network of community-based health workers trained and equipped to assist the public health system in planning, and addressing health disparities in our communities. 
Click the orange button to visit their website.

--> COVID-19 Data & Resources  Resources on Health Equity:  Copyright © 2022 Houston Health Department, All rights reserved.
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