Disease Prevention

Chronic Disease Prevention

We improve the health of all Houstonians by increasing opportunities for chronic disease prevention, health education and self-management, access to healthy foods and beverages, opportunities for active living, and access to tobacco-free environments.

Chronic disease prevention

Diabetes Awareness & Wellness Network

Our Diabetes Awareness & Wellness Network provides free diabetes self-management education and many other health related services to Houstonians in order to reduce and prevent chronic disease.

Farmers Markets

Our Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets provide access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables in low food access neighborhoods and areas designated as food deserts within the city of Houston.

Farmers Markets

Healthcare Associated Infections

Our Healthcare Associated Infections program addresses the increasing challenge associated with antimicrobial resistance with other leaders in Houston and the Texas Medical Center.

Healthcare checklist

Health Education

We offer a wide selection of free, health education courses on the topics of hypertension, overweight and obesity, and tobacco use to community members across the lifespan. Education is offered through clinic-based health, community-based Health, and health education by request.

Health education

HIV/STD, and Viral Hepatitis Prevention

We work in partnership with the community to assess, plan, and implement effective public health strategies to reduce the spread of HIV, viral Hepatitis and other sexually transmitted diseases in the City of Houston.


We improve immunization coverage levels and protect Houston communities from vaccine-preventable diseases.


Tuberculosis Control

Our mission is to reduce the prevalence of tuberculosis in the greater-Houston area. We screen, identify, and treat individuals with TB. We partner with TB providers to ensure optimal TB care.

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Urban Gardens

Our 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.