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Page last reviewed: September 19, 2022
See to Succeed, a Houston Health Department program helping address the critical need for vision care by providing free eye exams and eyeglasses to underserved children, reached a milestone Friday. The program served its 100,000th child from the Houston area.
The Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Network (DAWN), a program of the Houston Health Department, is offering free education courses this month to help people prevent and manage the disease.
Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston Health Department opened the first combined health and multi-service center in the Sunnyside community today, offering a new state-of-the-art facility to better support the underserved community.
Collaborative health initiative to help Houstonians prevent, better manage chronic diseases. City Council approves $1M to partner with TSU to develop Center of Transformative Health.
Houston’s most popular baby names for 2022 are Liam, Noah and Mateo and Emma, Olivia and Camila, the Houston Health Department announced today.
Records maintained by the department’s Bureau of Vital Statistics show Liam as the top name for baby boys followed by Noah in second place, holding on to the same rankings since at least 2018. Mateo has taken the third spot since 2019.
The Houston Health Department urges people get vaccinated now against the flu to allow the vaccine’s full protection to take effect by the upcoming holidays.
The Houston Health Department (HHD) joins the world on December 1 in remembering the millions of lives lost to AIDS. The department urges awareness, education and testing to help prevent the spread of HIV in Houston communities.
People can find the department’s health center nearest to them or other free testing locations by calling 832-393-5010 or visiting HoustonHealth.org for more information.
The Houston Health Department will open a free diabetes center in Acres Homes, an underserved area where more than 18 percent of adults are living with the disease.
Moderna updated bivalent COVID-19 booster shots now offered for children at Houston Health Department
Moderna updated bivalent COVID-19 booster shots for children are now available at all Houston Health Department health centers and some multi-service centers.
Medicare recipients eligible for free benefits counseling from Houston Health Department's Area Agency on Aging
The Harris County Area Agency on Aging (AAA), a division of the Houston Health Department, will offer free help for beneficiaries signing up for Medicare options during open enrollment beginning October 15.