Houston HealthScope - June 21, 2024

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This rainy season has made plenty of outdoor elements an ideal location for mosquitoes to thrive. The heat and standing water in flowerpots, furniture, pools, toys, and more invite mosquitoes to gather and lay eggs. Though the relentlessly itchy, small bump that results from a mosquito bite is bad enough, the truth is mosquitoes can also carry life-threatening illnesses that can transfer to humans from their bite.

Some mosquito species present in Harris County can carry viruses such as West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Dengue, Zika and more, and severe cases can lead to serious illness or death if left untreated. To protect yourself from troubling mosquito bites this summer, please abide by the Three Ds in the photo above.   --> HHD celebrates CRNP spring graduation Amidst cheers and joyful tears, a group of former inmates stood proudly, diplomas in hand, marking the culmination of a transformative program that promises them a fresh start and a brighter future. The Houston Health Department celebrated the Community Re-Entry Network Program’s 31st Biannual Spring Graduation for its students on June 13. The former inmates, now graduates, wore bright blue caps and gowns. They received encouragement and strength from HHD leaders, city officials, and some state representatives. They also told their stories of triumph through struggle.  Read More --> --> Storm Recovery Resources

The Houston Health Department is offering free tetanus vaccines to all residents, regardless of your insurance status, as they work to clear debris after the recent storm. The following locations are providing free tetanus vaccines.

Vaccine Availability:

  • Sharpstown Health Services – 6201 Bonhomme Rd., Houston, TX 77036
  • La Nueva Casa de Amigos Health Center – 1809 North Main Street, Houston, TX 77009
  • Northside Health Center – 8504 Schuller Rd., Houston, TX 77093
  • Sunnyside Health and Multi-Service Center – 4410 Reed Rd., Houston, TX 77051

Tetanus is a serious disease that can occur when wounds or breaks in the skin lead to an exposure to tetanus. C. tetani spores are common in the environment. Staying current with your immunizations will reduce your risk of vaccine-preventable diseases.

 Follow these safety tips to ensure your health while clearing debris from your property.

  • Wear Sturdy Work Boots and Gloves: Protect your hands and feet from sharp objects and hazardous materials.
  • Wash Your Hands Frequently: Use soap and clean water to wash your hands thoroughly and often to prevent infections.
--> --> --> HHD is distributing free air conditioners to eligible seniors, disabled people

The Houston Health Department will distribute 400 free portable air conditioners to area seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers of disabled children.

People in Houston and Harris County can apply for an air conditioner unit starting Friday, May 17. They can apply by calling the Harris County Area Agency on Aging, a division of the department, at 832-393-4301.

Recipients will receive information and assistance with the installation of the units. Only people who have never received an air conditioner unit through the department are eligible to apply.  

People 60 and older are considered seniors and eligible to apply.

--> --> --> --> --> --> To learn more watch the FY24 Nurse Corps LRP New Application Technical  Assistance Webinar Recording

Check out the program's fact sheet to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements. 

Questions can be emailed to the HHD Loan Repayment Program:​ LoanRepaymentProgram@houstontx.gov​. --> Get all of the glow and none of the sun damage as you prepare for warmer weather. Reciba todo el brillo y nada del daño solar mientras se prepara para los días más cálidos. --> Sign up to receive alerts when COVID-19, RSV, and the Flu are detected in your child’s HISD school.
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  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> --> Join our mailing list

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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
June 21, 2024
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Houston HealthScope - June 7, 2024

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With the recent batch of severe and inclement weather, and a hurricane season that is predicted to be active, planning and preparedness are important to prevent harm. With possible storms, hazards include outdoor rain, lightning, wind, and related weather events, therefore, knowing safety protocols is a must. Please remember the following: 

  1. Check the Weather Forecast – the local news, the National Weather Service, apps like Weatherbug, and other sources provide timely weather updates.
Read More --> Storm Recovery Resources

The Houston Health Department is offering free tetanus vaccines to all residents, regardless of your insurance status, as they work to clear debris after the recent storm. The following locations are providing free tetanus vaccines.

Vaccine Availability:

  • Sharpstown Health Services – 6201 Bonhomme Rd., Houston, TX 77036
  • La Nueva Casa de Amigos Health Center – 1809 North Main Street, Houston, TX 77009
  • Northside Health Center – 8504 Schuller Rd., Houston, TX 77093
  • Sunnyside Health and Multi-Service Center – 4410 Reed Rd., Houston, TX 77051

Tetanus is a serious disease that can occur when wounds or breaks in the skin lead to an exposure to tetanus. C. tetani spores are common in the environment. Staying current with your immunizations will reduce your risk of vaccine-preventable diseases.

 Follow these safety tips to ensure your health while clearing debris from your property.

  • Wear Sturdy Work Boots and Gloves: Protect your hands and feet from sharp objects and hazardous materials.
  • Wash Your Hands Frequently: Use soap and clean water to wash your hands thoroughly and often to prevent infections.
--> --> --> HHD is distributing free air conditioners to eligible seniors, disabled people

The Houston Health Department will distribute 400 free portable air conditioners to area seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers of disabled children.

People in Houston and Harris County can apply for an air conditioner unit starting Friday, May 17. They can apply by calling the Harris County Area Agency on Aging, a division of the department, at 832-393-4301.

Recipients will receive information and assistance with the installation of the units. Only people who have never received an air conditioner unit through the department are eligible to apply.  

People 60 and older are considered seniors and eligible to apply.

For more information, call 832-393-4301.

--> --> --> --> --> --> --> To learn more watch the FY24 Nurse Corps LRP New Application Technical  Assistance Webinar Recording

Check out the program's fact sheet to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements. 

Questions can be emailed to the HHD Loan Repayment Program:​ LoanRepaymentProgram@houstontx.gov​. --> Get all of the glow and none of the sun damage as you prepare for warmer weather. Reciba todo el brillo y nada del daño solar mientras se prepara para los días más cálidos. --> Sign up to receive alerts when COVID-19, RSV, and the Flu are detected in your child’s HISD school.
Use the QR code to sign up or click here ---> School Virus Alerts --> Asthma Awareness
  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> --> Join our mailing list

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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
June 7, 2024
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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The Houston Health Department is offering free tetanus vaccines to all residents, regardless of your insurance status, as they work to clear debris after the recent storm. The following locations are providing free tetanus vaccines.

Vaccine Availability:

  • Sharpstown Health Services – 6201 Bonhomme Rd., Houston, TX 77036
  • La Nueva Casa de Amigos Health Center – 1809 North Main Street, Houston, TX 77009
  • Northside Health Center – 8504 Schuller Rd., Houston, TX 77093
  • Sunnyside Health and Multi-Service Center – 4410 Reed Rd., Houston, TX 77051

Tetanus is a serious disease that can occur when wounds or breaks in the skin lead to an exposure to tetanus. C. tetani spores are common in the environment. Staying current with your immunizations will reduce your risk of vaccine-preventable diseases.

 Follow these safety tips to ensure your health while clearing debris from your property.

  • Wear Sturdy Work Boots and Gloves: Protect your hands and feet from sharp objects and hazardous materials.
  • Wash Your Hands Frequently: Use soap and clean water to wash your hands thoroughly and often to prevent infections.
--> --> --> HHD is distributing free air conditioners to eligible seniors, disabled people The Houston Health Department will distribute 400 free portable air conditioners to area seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers of disabled children. People in Houston and Harris County can apply for an air conditioner unit starting Friday, May 17. They can apply by calling the Harris County Area Agency on Aging, a division of the department, at 832-393-4301. Read More --> HHD offers free lead-based paint removal to eligible residents In a quiet neighborhood, beneath the layers of old paint, lies a hidden threat that has endangered children for decades. But a new dawn is breaking with the Houston Health Department's Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program. HHD has worked to eliminate this immensely harmful paint from people's homes and wants to reach as many people as possible to take advantage of this program at no cost to the homeowner and/or resident. Though the program has been part of the department for nearly 30 years, HHD is ramping up its effort to reach additional communities as soon as possible. Read More --> --> --> --> --> --> --> To learn more watch the FY24 Nurse Corps LRP New Application Technical  Assistance Webinar Recording

Check out the program's fact sheet to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements. 

Questions can be emailed to the HHD Loan Repayment Program:​ LoanRepaymentProgram@houstontx.gov​. --> Get all of the glow and none of the sun damage as you prepare for warmer weather. Reciba todo el brillo y nada del daño solar mientras se prepara para los días más cálidos. --> Sign up to receive alerts when COVID-19, RSV, and the Flu are detected in your child’s HISD school.
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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
May 24, 2024
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Inside the Metropolitan West Gray Multi-Service Center gymnasium, community members learned firsthand which city departments, organizations, and federal and state agencies are available to them in an emergency. Read More --> Happy Mother's Day! On behalf of the Houston Health Department, Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures! --> --> --> --> --> --> --> --> --> To learn more watch the FY24 Nurse Corps LRP New Application Technical  Assistance Webinar Recording

Check out the program's fact sheet to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements. 

Questions can be emailed to the HHD Loan Repayment Program:​ LoanRepaymentProgram@houstontx.gov​. --> Get all of the glow and none of the sun damage as you prepare for warmer weather. Reciba todo el brillo y nada del daño solar mientras se prepara para los días más cálidos. --> Sign up to receive alerts when COVID-19, RSV, and the Flu are detected in your child’s HISD school.
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  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> --> Join our mailing list

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May 10, 2024
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Houston HealthScope - April 12, 2024

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Zion Missionary Baptist Church 

The Houston Health Department and Ibn Sina Foundation will host a community health fair Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 9318 Homestead Road.

The event is the latest in a series of community health improvement fairs that the department will host across Houston in 2024 to provide free or low-cost vaccinations, health screenings and education.

READ MORE --> --> --> --> --> --> --> To learn more watch the FY24 Nurse Corps LRP New Application Technical  Assistance Webinar Recording

Check out the program's fact sheet to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements. 

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April 12, 2024
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Houston HealthScope - March 29, 2024

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March 24 was World Tuberculosis Day and the Houston Health Department’s TB Control unit held its ceremony to reflect on the great work they’ve been doing and encourage each other on their path to eliminating the deadly disease. HHD’s TB Control program aims to reduce the prevalence of tuberculosis in the greater Houston area. They screen, identify, and treat individuals with TB and partner with TB providers to ensure optimal care.

READ MORE --> Latino Health Summit
  The 7th Annual Latino Health Summit was held this week (March 21,22) at the University of Houston Main Campus, and the Houston Health Department (HHD) was a proud sponsor of this year's event.  

The Summit brought together leaders and speakers to tackle existing challenges affecting the Hispanic community. 

Several HHD employees attended the annual event where Division Manager Judith Ramiro presented on Health Equity and Bureau Chief Paula Johnson presented on the department's HCAAA program for seniors.  --> 2024 Mayor's Service Awards
The Mayor’s Service Awards Luncheon was held March 21, at the Wortham Theater.  

The awards honor employees with more than 30 years of service. The annual event demonstrates the Mayor’s appreciation for their dedication to public service.

The ceremony is part of the city’s Public Service Recognition Week celebration, a national celebration of public employees’ contributions to their communities.

The City of Houston was excited to celebrate this year's honorees including several from the Houston Health Department (HHD). 

The 2024 HHD honorees were: Yvette Warren (30 YRS), Fredrick Janovich (30 YRS), Delia Guapo (30 YRS), Trudy Pierre (30 YRS), Irma Montes (30 YRS), Tony Huynh (30 YRS), and Maria Perez (30 YRS), Gwendolyn Davis (35 YRS), Charles Morris (30 YRS), Sheila Stewart-Grant (30 YRS),  Wesley McNeely (30 YRS), Ernest Martinez (30 YRS), Cheryl Sheppard (30 YRS), and Juanita Ramirez (35 YRS). --> AAA expands services in La Porte
The Harris County Area Agency on Aging (HCAAA), held a grand opening of its newest location in the City of La Porte on March 20, expanding its services for seniors in the region.

This new location is the second AAA site in La Porte, providing older adults access to nutritious meals, games and activities.

For more information contact Harris County Area Agency on Aging at 832-393-4301. --> --> --> --> --> --> --> --> To learn more watch the FY24 Nurse Corps LRP New Application Technical  Assistance Webinar Recording

Check out the program's fact sheet to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements. 

Questions can be emailed to the HHD Loan Repayment Program:​ LoanRepaymentProgram@houstontx.gov​. --> Get all of the glow and none of the sun damage as you prepare for warmer weather. Reciba todo el brillo y nada del daño solar mientras se prepara para los días más cálidos. --> Sign up to receive alerts when COVID-19, RSV, and the Flu are detected in your child’s HISD school.
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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
March 29, 2024
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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series of community health fairs
The Houston Health Department and Ibn Sina Foundation will host a series of community health improvement fairs across the city throughout 2024 to provide free or low-cost vaccinations, health screenings and education. READ MORE --> CDC updates respiratory virus recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released updated recommendations for how people can protect themselves and their communities from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. The new guidance brings a unified approach to addressing risks from a range of common respiratory viral illnesses, such as COVID-19, flu, and RSV, which can cause significant health impacts and strain on hospitals and health care workers. CDC is making updates to the recommendations now because the U.S. is seeing far fewer hospitalizations and deaths associated with COVID-19 and because we have more tools than ever to combat flu, COVID, and RSV.

READ MORE --> HHD staff participate in the Walk To End HIV Allies in Hope held it's 35th Annual Walk To End HIV, March 3 in Downtown Houston.

HHD's HIV/STI and Viral Hepatitis Prevention Bureau along with other Houston Health Department staff joined thousands of Houstonians, advocates and supporters in the fight to end HIV. 

Allies in Hope was the first AIDS Service Organization in Texas in 1982. It's vision now aims to create a community where HIV is stigma-free and people have equitable access to care. 

Allies in Hope works towards the mission of ending the HIV epidemic in the Houston area. --> Houston Health Department provides
dental sealants to HISD students
Oral health professionals with the health department provided free dental screenings, dental sealants and fluoride varnishes to more than 200 Houston Independent School District (HISD) students as part of the department’s Project Saving Smiles initiative.

They provided dental services to second graders and high school students transported by bus from 12 schools to the West End Health Center, Tuesday, March 5.

Project Saving Smiles provides dental services to about 6,000 to 8,000 students each academic year.   

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the pits and fissures of the back teeth. They help prevent caries and cavities by making the teeth’s chewing side flatter and easier to clean. Fluoride varnishes are coatings “painted” on the teeth to prevent new caries and cavities and help stop those that have already started.

The initiative will help reduce tooth decay in low-income children and remove barriers to learning. --> --> --> --> --> --> --> --> --> To learn more watch the FY24 Nurse Corps LRP New Application Technical  Assistance Webinar Recording

Check out the program's fact sheet to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements. 

Questions can be emailed to the HHD Loan Repayment Program:​ LoanRepaymentProgram@houstontx.gov​. --> Get all of the glow and none of the sun damage as you prepare for warmer weather. Reciba todo el brillo y nada del daño solar mientras se prepara para los días más cálidos. --> Sign up to receive alerts when COVID-19, RSV, and the Flu are detected in your child’s HISD school.
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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
March 15, 2024
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Nurses looking to jump-start their career and receive substantial aid in paying back student loans should look no further than the Houston Health Department. HHD has brought the Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program to the department this year, where eligible employees may receive a large sum of funding that will go towards cutting down their student loan debt. READ MORE --> HHD attends TACCHO Conference

The health of the public is the supreme law”, a Latin phrase recited by a speaker at the Texas Association of City and County Health Officials (TACCHO) 2024 Premier Public Health Conference, set the tone and purpose of the three-day event, where local and statewide public health servants gathered to network and showcase best practices to benefit their work and the health of the community. Houston Health Department (HHD) leaders and staff were also in attendance to share the strong work being done for the well-being of all Houstonians. 

READ MORE --> HIRING EVENT!
The HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT is looking to fill multiple positions! CHECK OUT the flyer for more info. If interested, click the link to apply for the hiring event: https://lnkd.in/eeYAAVN --> --> --> --> --> --> --> --> --> --> Get all of the glow and none of the sun damage as you prepare for warmer weather. Reciba todo el brillo y nada del daño solar mientras se prepara para los días más cálidos. --> Sign up to receive alerts when COVID-19, RSV, and the Flu are detected in your child’s HISD school.
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  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> The future of health begins with you
The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn more. --> Boost your protection
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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
March 1, 2024
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Houston HealthScope - February 16, 2024

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The HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT is looking to fill multiple positions! CHECK OUT the flyer for more info. If interested, click the link to apply for the hiring event: https://lnkd.in/eeYAAVN --> See to Succeed completes
another successful mission with CFISD Volunteers from the community, HHD staff, nursing school students from Prairie View A&M University and Texas Woman’s University and dedicated optometrists spent the week at CFISD's Berry Center for the See to Succeed mission.   

The Houston Health Department’s (HHD) See to Succeed program reached an incredible milestone in 2023. By the year’s end, they had served over 100,000 students since its inception, a result of the hard work and hard-earned results of the program that equips students with much-needed glasses. And after serving 1200 students in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) this week, the program shows no signs of slowing down.

READ MORE --> February is American Heart Month HHD's Office of Chronic Disease, Health Education and Wellness is raising awareness this American Heart Month in hopes of helping eradicate heart disease and stroke in millions of women all over the nation.
Here are a few facts: - Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women.
- Nearly 45% of women ages 20+ are living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
- Less than half of women entering pregnancy in the U.S. have optimal cardiovascular health. --> --> --> --> --> --> --> --> Apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every day, no matter the weather. Aplíquese protector solar con FPS 30+ todos los días, sin importar el clima. --> Sign up to receive alerts when COVID-19, RSV, and the Flu are detected in your child’s HISD school.
Use the QR code to sign up or click here ---> School Virus Alerts --> Asthma Awareness
  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> The future of health begins with you
The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn more. --> Boost your protection
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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
February 16, 2024
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Houston HealthScope - February 2, 2024

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2022 “207,255 cases of syphilis (all stages and congenital syphilis) were reported which is the greatest number of cases reported since 1950 and an increase of 17.3% since 2021.” Two years later the number of cases is still climbing across the country. READ MORE --> City of Houston heroes moved mountains
for unhoused clients

The January arctic cold front came upon Houstonians quickly, plummeting the temperatures to below freezing overnight and requiring the housing insecure and the houseless to have places to stay warm between January 15 and January 17. City of Houston employees sprang into action, with several departments coming together to ensure the city had various warming centers to shelter people from the weather. The process involved members from all units working shifts to keep the operation running smoothly. Still, several workers went above and beyond those few days to provide warmth, comfort, care and life-changing solutions to our clients. 

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February 2, 2024
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benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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for vulnerable Houstonians

After providing accessible, smart and life-saving information to countless of Houstonians over a 40-year career with the Houston Health Department (HHD), Dr. Jose Yanez, D.D.S. has hung up his medical and educational hats to start his well-deserved retirement. A career filled with indefatigable care, knowledge, humility and affability, Yanez is leaving behind a refined legacy that has inspired his former colleagues time and again and will no doubt be felt by HHD employees to come.

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benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Realigning mindsets, learning from the past, and cultivating a future that leads to long-lasting success and endurance were the key takeaways for graduates during the Community Re-Entry Network Program (CRNP) Fall graduation ceremony on December 16. Formerly incarcerated people who went through the program were celebrated for their efforts and given the tools to reform and successfully reintegrate back home with family and friends to make a change in their world and the greater Houston community.

READ MORE --> Houston Health Department reveals city’s
top baby names for 2023


More than 60,800 babies born in Houston in 2023 Houston’s most popular baby names for 2023 are Emma, Mia and Camila and Liam, Noah and Mateo, the Houston Health Department announced today. READ MORE --> Kashmere Gardens debuts resilience hub Mayor Turner gathers with city leaders under a new solar carport for the ribbon-cutting for the City's first Resilience Hub.  A new solar carport is the first at the Kashmere Multi-Service Center as part of the City Resilience Hub Master Plan.   The community garden at the Kashmere Multi-Service Center also received upgrades as part of the new City's new Resilience Hub Network Plan 

In late December, former Mayor Sylvester Turner attended the ribbon cutting for Houston’s first Resilience Hub at the Kashmere Multi-Service Center – a first step in the implementation of the City’s Resilience Hub Network Master Plan.

READ MORE --> Congratulations HHD Bureau of Vital Statistics
The Houston Health Department Bureau of Vital Statistics is the recipient of the Five Star Service Award. 

The award is given by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) at its annual conference. It acknowledges partners who understand the importance of vital statistics and their impact.

It honors partners who go above and beyond birth and death registration duties by attending training and keeping up with the latest legislation and trends.

Members of the bureau attended the annual conference on December 8, 2023, in Austin.  --> --> --> --> Apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every day, no matter the weather. Aplíquese protector solar con FPS 30+ todos los días, sin importar el clima. --> Sign up to receive alerts when COVID-19, RSV, and the Flu are detected in your child’s HISD school.
Use the QR code to sign up or click here ---> School Virus Alerts --> Asthma Awareness
  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> The future of health begins with you
The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn more. --> Boost your protection
  Stay up to date with COVID-19 shots for the best protection against new variants. COVID-19 shots are safe and effective. Get a booster shot when eligible. Learn more. --> --> Join our mailing list

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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
January 5, 2024
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Getting vaccinated is especially important for people who are at higher risk of developing serious illness, including pregnant people and young children.

To make an appointment visit https://bit.ly/45tOim0 or call the department's call center at 832-393-4220 to get more information on flu shots. --> My Brother's Keeper Houston partners with 2023 Youth Leadership Summit

On November 28 young men of color in Houston came together for the 2023 Youth Leadership Summit, in partnership with the city of Houston and Mayor Sylvester Turner, who championed organizations like these, including the Houston Health Department’s (HHD) initiative, My Brother’s Keeper Houston (MBKH).

READ MORE --> --> --> Apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every day, no matter the weather. Aplíquese protector solar con FPS 30+ todos los días, sin importar el clima. --> You are not alone
  Mental health is just as important as physical health. Don't be afraid to talk about your mental health. Sharing your struggles can help feel less alone and inspire others to seek help as well. Learn more. --> Asthma Awareness
  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> The future of health begins with you
The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn more. --> Boost your protection
  Stay up to date with COVID-19 shots for the best protection against new variants. COVID-19 shots are safe and effective. Get a booster shot when eligible. Learn more. --> --> Join our mailing list

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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
December 8, 2023
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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The Houston Health Department (HHD), Harris Country Area Agency on Aging (HCAAA) and the Care Connection Aging & Disability Resource Center hosted the first inaugural Caregivers Conference on November 3. Themed Caregiving: One Minute at a Time, the event aimed to provide resources and support to caregivers and empower them in their demanding yet vital role in our society.
  READ MORE --> Happy Texas Arbor Day
The Houston Health Department observed Texas Arbor Day, November 3, with over 100 volunteers from HISD's César E. Chávez High School, various companies and environmental groups planting over 450 supertrees around the campus.

Communities in southeast Houston have become overburdened with industrial pollution in recent years due to the expansion of nearby petrochemical plants.

A new three-year EPA grant of nearly $500,000 awarded to the health department will fund community air monitoring in the Park Place, Meadowbrook/Allendale and Pecan Park neighborhoods and the adjacent zip codes 77012 and 77017. The project will also help inform residents about the dangers of toxic air emissions.

Representatives with the health department and Air Alliance Houston, Environmental Integrity Project, Houston Botanic GardenHouston Wilderness detailed how they will team up to obtain data on hazardous air pollutants such as 1,3-butadiene, benzene, formaldehyde and ethylene oxide in the communities. They also highlighted the need to improve air monitoring data for the neighborhoods. --> The Diabetes Awareness and Wellness Network (DAWN) celebrated its 10th anniversary with a health fair at the Alief Neighborhood Center on November 4.

Attendees had an opportunity to visit and learn more information about Houston Health Department programs and services including DAWN.  

Click here to learn more about DAWN services or call 832-393-6700. --> --> --> --> --> Make sure you’re always protecting yourself from the sun. Asegúrese de protegerse del sol siempre. --> You are not alone
  Mental health is just as important as physical health. Don't be afraid to talk about your mental health. Sharing your struggles can help feel less alone and inspire others to seek help as well. Learn more. --> Asthma Awareness
  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> The future of health begins with you
The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn more. --> Boost your protection
  Stay up to date with COVID-19 shots for the best protection against new variants. COVID-19 shots are safe and effective. Get a booster shot when eligible. Learn more. --> --> Join our mailing list

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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
November 10, 2023
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Houston HealthScope - October 27, 2023

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This week the Houston Health Department (HHD) partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to host the 2023 CDC Pink Book Training and the Texas Vaccines for Children and Adult Safety Net Provider Summit, which featured an awards ceremony honoring the hard work of medical professionals across the state of Texas. Guests were also treated to a fireside chat with Dr. Peter J. Hotez, the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor University and the co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this marks the first time since 2019 that guests were able to congregate in person for the event, just in time for the TVFC/ASN 20th anniversary.

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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (October 22-28)

The HHD Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and Lead Abatement raised awareness Thursday about lead exposure and lead poisoning during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW).

HHD employees were invited to bring household items like plates, cups, utensils and jewelry to test for lead. 

Each year, National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead.

NLPPW highlights the many ways parents can reduce children’s exposure to lead in their environment and prevent its serious health effects.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Houston Health Department (HHD) employees observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month by tying pink ribbons on trees around the administration building at 8000 N. Stadium Dr. on Thursday.

HHD survivors and supporters participated in bringing awareness of the disease. 

According to the American Cancer Society, there are one in three diagnoses yearly.  Over 297,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year.

This year's theme, “No one should face breast cancer alone,” reminds providers to consider the many ways they can partner with patients and families in preventing, detecting, and treating breast cancer.

More information can be reached at www.cancer.org. --> --> October is National Dental Hygiene Month, celebrating the work of dental hygienists and raising awareness of the importance of good oral health.
For more information on HHD dental services, visit houstonhealth.org.  --> --> Remember to keep it cool by looking for shady areas when outside, especially from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. --> Recuerde mantenerse fresco buscando áreas sombreadas cuando esté al aire libre, especialmente entre las 10 a.m. y las 4 p.m. --> You are not alone
  Mental health is just as important as physical health. Don't be afraid to talk about your mental health. Sharing your struggles can help feel less alone and inspire others to seek help as well. Learn more. --> Asthma Awareness
  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> The future of health begins with you
The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn more. --> Boost your protection
  Stay up to date with COVID-19 shots for the best protection against new variants. COVID-19 shots are safe and effective. Get a booster shot when eligible. Learn more. --> --> Join our mailing list

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Houston Healthscope
The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
October 27, 2023
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Houston HealthScope - October 13, 2023

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Astros spirit is in full force at the Houston Health Department. --> The Houston Health Department (HHD) closed National Hispanic Heritage Month 2023 with a celebration luncheon and "Walk of Fame", Thursday.  Employees enjoyed the afternoon with food, drinks, door prizes and dancing.  --> Mayor Turner celebrated MBK Houston’s Next Chapter
and Successes
On October 10, the Houston Health Department (HHD) and Mayor Sylvester Turner held an event for My Brother’s Keeper Houston (MBKH), where they highlighted all the great achievements made since its inception and discussed the next chapter of the initiative, under the leadership of its new director, Chazz Bailey. READ MORE --> Last month, the Houston Health Department (HHD) hosted the biannual Health Fiesta in partnership with Dia de la Mujer Latina at the Southwest Multi-Service Center

Over 500 attendees were offered information on programs and services at the department, including free screenings for vision, hypertension, clinical breast exams for women and prostate exams for men. --> --> --> October is National Dental Hygiene Month, celebrating the work of dental hygienists and raising awareness of the importance of good oral health.
For more information on HHD dental services, visit houstonhealth.org.  --> --> --> Remember to keep it cool by looking for shady areas when outside, especially from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. --> Recuerde mantenerse fresco buscando áreas sombreadas cuando esté al aire libre, especialmente entre las 10 a.m. y las 4 p.m. --> You are not alone
  Mental health is just as important as physical health. Don't be afraid to talk about your mental health. Sharing your struggles can help feel less alone and inspire others to seek help as well. Learn more. --> Asthma Awareness
  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> The future of health begins with you
The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn more. --> Boost your protection
  Stay up to date with COVID-19 shots for the best protection against new variants. COVID-19 shots are safe and effective. Get a booster shot when eligible. Learn more. --> --> Join our mailing list

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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
October 13, 2023
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Houston HealthScope - September 29, 2023

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The Houston Health Department (HHD) kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15, with a variety of refreshments, speakers, prizes and music for HHD employees to enjoy.

HHD Bureau Chief, Omar Salgado introduced the event's speakers and performers. Some included Dr. Angela Gala, Barbara Sudhoff, Juan Alvarado, and, Jenette Lopez Belen, MD, Mayela Cabrera de Bravo, MD, MH, Ph.D., and Austin Bonnette, MPH with the Bureau of HIV/STI and Viral Hepatitis Prevention, giving an update on the syphilis outbreak response.

Hispanic Heritage Month will conclude on October 15. --> HHD Nurse earns Excellence in Nursing award
  Hadja Diallo, RN, does not know which colleague nominated her for the Good Samaritan’s Excellence in Nursing award. She got home one evening after a hectic day and saw the email, which she gleefully remembers thinking it was a scam until she confirmed it wasn’t. So, whoever got this into motion is still a mystery but judging from her vibrant personality and career-long devotion to public health - in different environments with varying numbers of resources - it’s clear why her colleagues have elevated her to recognition as an astute medical professional. READ MORE --> Pedal with HHD  
The Houston Health Department (HHD) employees have organized a community to meet co-workers and get their hearts pumping!

HHD has formed a cycling group for exercise, fellowship and fun to rally employees and strengthen camaraderie amongst the various units. HHD Director Stephen L. Williams and other departmental employees bike several miles within Houston once a month on Fridays, starting from Stadium Drive to Brays Bayou Trails. READ MORE --> National Night Out on October 3, 2023, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Emancipation Park! Bring the whole family for an unforgettable celebration filled with music, games, delicious food, exciting giveaways, and a chance to connect with your community. Let's come together for an evening of fun and unity! For additional details, contact Info@emancipationhouston.org. --> --> --> --> Remember to keep it cool by looking for shady areas when outside, especially from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. --> Recuerde mantenerse fresco buscando áreas sombreadas cuando esté al aire libre, especialmente entre las 10 a.m. y las 4 p.m. --> You are not alone
  Mental health is just as important as physical health. Don't be afraid to talk about your mental health. Sharing your struggles can help feel less alone and inspire others to seek help as well. Learn more. --> Asthma Awareness
  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> The future of health begins with you
The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn more. --> Boost your protection
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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
September 29, 2023
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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Houston Health Department recognizes
Sickle Cell Awareness Month


September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and the Houston Health Department (HHD) is spending this month spreading the word about the debilitating blood disorder, what symptoms people should look out for and the next steps if sickle cell is suspected.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. The red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle”. The cells can clog blood flow and lead to serious health problems such as acute chest syndrome, kidney complications and stroke.

Sickle cell is a genetic condition that is most common in people of African descent, followed by Hispanic Americans from Central and South America. Symptoms for SCD can include frequent moments of pain in the leg joints and in the chest, dizziness, fatigue, or yellow skin and eyes and more. A diagnosis is made following a blood test. Children with SCD are at an increased risk of infection and other ailments according to the CDC, so early testing can prevent severe illness later in life.

Treating SCD focuses on possible symptoms and pain to increase quality of life. Avoiding exposure to high altitudes or places with low oxygen levels can reduce pain crises. Washing your hands and preparing food safely can prevent infections, and regular trips to the eye doctor to monitor vision health can help those with SCD avoid vision loss. It’s also important for children to receive their vaccines to prevent infections.

Learn more about Sickle Cell Disease at www.htxsicklecellcollab.org.

--> --> This week the Houston Health Department's DAWN Program celebrated its 10th anniversary with a food demonstration for seniors at the Acres Home Multi-Service Center. Learn more about DAWN services here. --> --> COVID-19 positivity in Houston
Houston's 14-day average COVID-19 positivity rate is 25.3%, and the wastewater virus load is 341% of the baseline. Stay up to date with vaccines to help lower the numbers.

Free vaccine sites: https://bit.ly/3jy5Rzv or 832-393-4220. --> Remember to keep it cool by looking for shady areas when outside, especially from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. --> Recuerde mantenerse fresco buscando áreas sombreadas cuando esté al aire libre, especialmente entre las 10 a.m. y las 4 p.m. --> You are not alone
  Mental health is just as important as physical health. Don't be afraid to talk about your mental health. Sharing your struggles can help feel less alone and inspire others to seek help as well. Learn more. --> Asthma Awareness
  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> The future of health begins with you
The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn more. --> Boost your protection
  Stay up to date with COVID-19 shots for the best protection against new variants. COVID-19 shots are safe and effective. Get a booster shot when eligible. Learn more. --> Join our mailing list

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September 15, 2023
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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The City of Houston will open two multi-service centers and a community center on Sunday, September 3, and Monday, September 4, so people without air conditioning can take refuge from the heat during the weekend and Labor Day holiday.
Houston libraries and multi-service centers will function as cooling centers during normal business hours on weekdays and Saturdays. The Central Library downtown is unavailable as a cooling center.

The following locations will open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 3, and Monday, September 4:  READ MORE --> AAA to launch annual Medicare enrollment campaign
The Houston Health Department’s Harris County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is gearing up to launch its annual campaign to help older adults apply for Medicare during the open enrollment season and provide their clients with insight into various benefits, such as the Medicare Savings Program – Medicaid. READ MORE --> It's Back to School Season! Are your child's immunizations up to date?

When it comes to back-to-school prep, you have the agenda for clothes shopping and a list of required school supplies ready to make your child(ren)’s first day at school seamless.

What about your health checklist?

READ MORE --> HHD joins Mayor Turner for a fun One Safe Houston Community Day

The Houston Health Department joined the "fight" alongside Mayor Sylvester Turner on the first annual One Safe Houston Community Day on August 11, 2023, at the Tidwell Community Center.  See to Succeed with the Houston Rockets Day HHD's See to Succeed Program joined up with the Houston Rockets at the Sunnyside Multi-Service Center to host a back-to-school bash for the record books!  --> COVID-19 positivity in Houston
Houston's 14-day average COVID-19 positivity rate is 24.5%, and the wastewater virus load is 375% of the baseline. Stay up to date with vaccines to help lower the numbers.

Free vaccine sites: https://bit.ly/3jy5Rzv or 832-393-4220. --> Remember to keep it cool by looking for shady areas when outside, especially from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. --> Recuerde mantenerse fresco buscando áreas sombreadas cuando esté al aire libre, especialmente entre las 10 a.m. y las 4 p.m. --> You are not alone
  Mental health is just as important as physical health. Don't be afraid to talk about your mental health. Sharing your struggles can help feel less alone and inspire others to seek help as well. Learn more. --> Asthma Awareness
  Knowing what to expect when you walk outside is very important if you have asthma. Stay aware of Houston's air quality by signing up for Air Asthma Air Aware Day alerts today: AlertHouston.org.
Subscribe to AlertHouston and choose "Asthma Air Aware Day" from the drop-down menu. --> Seasonal Allergies   Spring is in the air, but so are allergies and asthma triggers. Keep your lungs healthy by staying informed, taking precautions and seeking proper medical care. Learn more. --> The future of health begins with you
The All of Us Research Program is inviting one million people across the U.S. to help build one of the most diverse health databases in history. Researchers will use the data to learn how our biology, lifestyle and environment affect health. This may one day help them find ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn more. --> Boost your protection
  Stay up to date with COVID-19 shots for the best protection against new variants. COVID-19 shots are safe and effective. Get a booster shot when eligible. Learn more. --> Join our mailing list

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The Houston Health Department Newsletter 
September 1, 2023
We welcome your feedback at hhdcommunications@houstontx.gov The Houston Health Department (HHD) works in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of Houstonians and the environment in which they live. HHD is a full-service health department that not only performs all core functions of a Public Health Department but also many enhanced functions including initiatives to address health inequities. HHD services
benefit all Houston residents but the department also takes additional steps to support those most in need, such as low-income mothers and children, the elderly and minority populations. Most HHD functions serve the 2.3 million residents of the City of Houston but the scope and impact extends into Harris County’s population of 4.7 million people through the department’s Area Aging on Aging, Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health, Project Saving Smiles, See to Succeed, immunization strategies, syndromic surveillance and HIV-STD surveillance. HHD’s laboratory also services a 17-county region.


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