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Family and Child Health
The Houston Asthma Coalition is a network of medical providers, public health specialists, environmental health advocates, educators, parents, and community members who are committed to reducing the burden of asthma across Greater Houston and Texas.
The mission of the Asthma Prevention and Control program is to reduce the burden of asthma for all by engaging in scholarly research, providing leadership at the city level to support asthma-friendly policies, and working in partnership to bring community-based interventions that reduce the negative health impacts for individuals struggling with asthma today, especially children.
The Basics Houston
The Houston Health Department launched The Basics Houston to improve the number of children in Houston who have a healthy start to and quality of life. We bring a public health perspective to encourage enriched childhood brain development during the early stages of life. We focus on family and community— from parents and caregivers to community support systems outside of the home — while incorporating the latest research to identify disparities and implement innovative solutions.
Breathe with Pride
The mission of the Breathe with Pride: Houston LGBTQ2IA+ Tobacco Prevention and Control Initiative is to reduce the tobacco-related health disparities among the LGBTQ2IA+ communities, and to help implement evidence-based programs and activities focusing on the reduction of tobacco use amid the LGBTQ2IA+ population.
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
The Childhood Lead Poisoning and Prevention program's purpose is to reduce the prevalence of childhood lead poisoning in the city of Houston, to educate health care professionals and the public about the hazards of childhood lead poisoning, and to identify and provide follow-up care to children with childhood lead poisoning.
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control
The Houston Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control program provides services that help lower-income households identify, remove, or stabilize lead-based paint hazards at no cost to the client.
Healthy Families Houston
Healthy Families Houston program is a free, evidence-based, intensive, home visitation program for 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 service.
Houston Youth Workforce Council
The Houston Youth Workforce Council educates, trains, and facilitates career exposure and placements for youth by utilizing evidence-based practices, collaboration with youth development partners, and educational systems for collective impact.
My Brother's Keeper
My Brother's Keeper leverages the expertise of nonprofits, agencies, educational institutions and other partners to address gaps between boys and young men of color, and the rest of the population; found in education, earnings, health, employment, neighborhood safety, workforce development, and encounters with law enforcement and the justice system.
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.
TeamUp for Houston's Youth
TeamUP leverages the power of sports to develop youth in underserved communities, equipping them with the professional skills, experience and motivation to pursue college or career path in the sport industry.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) serves to safeguard 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.
Youth and Adolescent Health
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.