Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Our mission is to work in partnership with the community to promote and protect the health and social well-being of all Houstonians
We provide traditional public health services and seek to use innovative methods to meet the community’s present and future needs. An example of our grass roots effort to document the community’s needs is the Assessment, Intervention and Mobilization (AIM) project. Through AIM, we go door-to-door in selected neighborhoods performing assessments, linking residents to services and providing immediate follow-up. We’ve partnered with nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and the hospital district primary care clinics to enhance access to services for residents and improve the city’s health profile. Other efforts include our innovative HIV testing program for the community called "Hip-Hop for HIV." To at-risk youth in Houston high schools we offer "wraparound services." Together, these services build a better, healthier cadre of youth and ensure a better future for at-risk children, schools and the community at large.