Our purpose is to reduce the prevalence of childhood lead poisoning in the City of Houston, educate health care professionals and the public about the hazards of childhood lead poisoning, and identify and provide follow-up care to children with childhood lead poisoning.
We are a free, evidence-based, intensive, home visitation program. We focus on strengthening family bonds, improving healthy child growth and development, encouraging healthy birth spacing, decreasing child abuse and neglect, and linking clients to needed resources and services.
My Brother's Keeper Houston improves future outcomes for our youth and children. This translates to better economic conditions for families, access to quality education, improved health outcomes, a well-trained workforce, greater access to resources, and safer neighborhoods.
Nurse-Family Partnership is a health program that assists low-income women who are pregnant with their first child. Program participants are paired with a registered nurse who educates, helps you to develop useful skills and monitors your progress from pregnancy until the baby’s second birthday.
WIC safeguards the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care.
The Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health operates through the adolescent health framework and works with partners, local organizations, and our communities to improve the health and well-being of adolescents.