Hispanic Health Coalition

Hispanic Health Coalition Premier professional coalition in Houston addressing health disparities and improving the well-being of the Latino community. The Hispanic Health Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles among the Houston Hispanic communities, especially among those who need it most, those minorities of lower socioeconomic status that have limited access to information and resources.

We work continuously to diminish health disparities and increase health literacy within these communities and their supporters.

We work continuously to diminish health disparities and increase health literacy within these communities and their supporters.

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Save the Date for the upcoming Latino Health Summit scheduled for September 29 - October 1!  Registration coming soon - ...
06/02/2021

Save the Date for the upcoming Latino Health Summit scheduled for September 29 - October 1! Registration coming soon - stay tuned!

Save the Date for the upcoming Latino Health Summit scheduled for September 29 - October 1! Registration coming soon - stay tuned!

Our wonderful community partner Legacy Community Health - Montrose is encouraging everyone to learn more about Legacy’s ...
05/20/2021
Little Readers Giving Day is here!

Our wonderful community partner Legacy Community Health - Montrose is encouraging everyone to learn more about Legacy’s Little Readers Giving Day that takes place today! Join us as we make a difference in a child’s life by providing free books and encouraging early literacy.

Donate here http://legacy.community/LLRGivingDay and become a Legacy Little Readers Champion.

#LittleReadersgivingday #literacy #legacyreads #littlereaders #kids #children #books #healthcare

Legacy’s Little Readers Giving Day is here! Join Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and a community of caring people who support childhood literacy. Legacy's Lit...

Congratulations are in order for our very own Vice President of the Board Dr. Norma Olvera!  She has been honored with t...
04/16/2021

Congratulations are in order for our very own Vice President of the Board Dr. Norma Olvera! She has been honored with the 2021 Hispanic Health Professionals Leadership Network Award for her work to improve health disparities in underserved communities and focusing on families who are most in need. She is leading the charge, influencing positive change, and we are beyond grateful for her dedication, compassion, and her advocacy efforts. Please help us in congratulating Dr. Olvera!

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Congratulations are in order for our very own Vice President of the Board Dr. Norma Olvera! She has been honored with the 2021 Hispanic Health Professionals Leadership Network Award for her work to improve health disparities in underserved communities and focusing on families who are most in need. She is leading the charge, influencing positive change, and we are beyond grateful for her dedication, compassion, and her advocacy efforts. Please help us in congratulating Dr. Olvera!

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Do you know of anyone who needs assistance for their home damages that were caused by the winter storm?  Join Noticias 4...
03/11/2021

Do you know of anyone who needs assistance for their home damages that were caused by the winter storm? Join Noticias 45 Houston tonight at 6pm and a FEMA representative will be available to answer questions in Spanish and will be providing resources as well.

¿Sufriste algún daño en tu propiedad después de la tormenta invernal y no sabes dónde conseguir ayuda? Deja tus preguntas en los comentarios que un representante de FEMA las responderá este 11 de marzo.

#Repost from @HoustonFoodBank 🍏 N R G · D I S T R I B U T I O NBlue Lot at NRG! 🔵🔵Large food distribution at NRG on Sund...
02/20/2021

#Repost from @HoustonFoodBank

🍏 N R G · D I S T R I B U T I O N

Blue Lot at NRG! 🔵🔵

Large food distribution at NRG on Sunday, February 21 from 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. (8510 Kirby Dr - Blue Lot - Gate 9)

📌 Gates will open at 7am; distributions begin at 9am

📌 Traffic lined up prior to 7am will be asked to keep moving

📌 Event can end when all food is distributed

Families can arrive by vehicle. Unfortunately this distribution will NOT have a walk-up option.

You can also visit www.houstonfoodbank.org/winterstorm and enter your ZIP code on the map to find other pantries near you.

#Repost from @HoustonFoodBank

🍏 N R G · D I S T R I B U T I O N

Blue Lot at NRG! 🔵🔵

Large food distribution at NRG on Sunday, February 21 from 9:00 - 12:00 p.m. (8510 Kirby Dr - Blue Lot - Gate 9)

📌 Gates will open at 7am; distributions begin at 9am

📌 Traffic lined up prior to 7am will be asked to keep moving

📌 Event can end when all food is distributed

Families can arrive by vehicle. Unfortunately this distribution will NOT have a walk-up option.

You can also visit www.houstonfoodbank.org/winterstorm and enter your ZIP code on the map to find other pantries near you.

There will be another water distribution site today. Please see below for the location.
02/20/2021

There will be another water distribution site today. Please see below for the location.

We have scheduled a 2nd day of mass bottled water distribution.

Distribution starts at 9:30 a.m. TODAY, Sat. Feb. 20

New Light Church-LOVE City at 7317 E. Houston Road.
#hounews

Need water? Please stop by today beginning at 11:30am at this location. Delmar Stadium 2020 MagnumHouston TX 77092We wil...
02/19/2021

Need water? Please stop by today beginning at 11:30am at this location.

Delmar Stadium
2020 Magnum
Houston TX 77092

We will continue to share resources as they become available. We are in this together.

I am very appreciative of all our city team members who helped set up the mega water distribution event over night.

The water distribution will begin at 11:30am at Delmar Stadium today.

📸: Houston Public Works

We are all in this together.  Please call 2-1-1 to find warming centers and other resources for you and your family.
02/18/2021

We are all in this together. Please call 2-1-1 to find warming centers and other resources for you and your family.

Call the 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE to find warming centers or help with other needs. Just dial 211 or 713-957-4357. Our nonprofit friends and city and county officials are working hard to host warming centers and get water back online ASAP. Thanks to all of you for reaching out to each other in this time of need – we are in this together!

The Hispanic Health Coalition is once again providing scholarships to Latino students who are pursuing a career in healt...
02/13/2021
Hispanic Health Coalition

The Hispanic Health Coalition is once again providing scholarships to Latino students who are pursuing a career in health care. For more information, eligibility requirements and to download the application please visit https://hispanic-health.org/scholarship-application/

Deadline to apply is March 31, 2021!

HISPANIC HEALTH COALITION Our mission is to advance the health of Houston’s Hispanic and Latino community through education, advocacy, and research. The Hispanic Health Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles among Houston’s Hispanic and Latino ...

02/12/2021

Are you 65 years of age or older and are having a difficult time getting access to the COVID vaccine? Email us at [email protected] and let’s see if we can connect you with available resources.

¿Tiene 65 años o más y está teniendo problemas accediendo a la vacuna contra el COVID? Mándenos un correo electrónico a [email protected] y trataremos de conectarlo con recursos de la comunidad.

FREE #COVID-19 Health Webinar Series!Registration: http://mdanderson.org/ccetreventsAbout this EventThe COVID-19 Health ...
11/30/2020

FREE #COVID-19 Health Webinar Series!

Registration: http://mdanderson.org/ccetrevents

About this Event

The COVID-19 Health Webinar Series will offer free virtual weekly sessions starting Dec. 1. The series will cover several topics related to the pandemic.

Sessions include:

December 1, 2020: COVID 101: What you need to know about Coronavirus

Speakers: Roy F Chemaly, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A. (Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, Division of Internal Medicine)

December 3, 2020: The Path to Immunity: How to stay healthy during COVID-19

Speakers: TBD

December 8, 2020: COVID-19: How to make decisions regarding minority participation in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

Speakers: TBD

December 10, 2020: Take Care: How to cope with stress, economic loss during COVID-19

Speakers: Rachel Lynn, MD (Department of Psychiatry, Division of Internal Medicine)

December 15, 2020: The Doors of the Church are now Open: How churches are worshipping safely

Speakers: TBD

December 17, 2020: Mask Up: Worksite safety impact on COVID-19

Join us tomorrow for a FREE WEBINAR!In collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center, we will be addressing #COVID19 and ...
11/30/2020

Join us tomorrow for a FREE WEBINAR!

In collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center, we will be addressing #COVID19 and what we all need to know! Hear from our HHC Board Members as they moderate sessions and stay tuned to our HHC Board Member Elizabeth Perez as she presents on Dec 3rd at 12p.m.

FREE Registration: http://mdanderson.org/ccetrevents

About this Event

The COVID-19 Health Webinar Series will offer free virtual weekly sessions starting Dec. 1. The series will cover several topics related to the pandemic.

Sessions include:

December 1, 2020: COVID 101: What you need to know about Coronavirus

Speakers: Roy F Chemaly, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A. (Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, Division of Internal Medicine)

December 3, 2020: The Path to Immunity: How to stay healthy during COVID-19

Speakers: TBD

December 8, 2020: COVID-19: How to make decisions regarding minority participation in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials

Speakers: TBD

December 10, 2020: Take Care: How to cope with stress, economic loss during COVID-19

Speakers: Rachel Lynn, MD (Department of Psychiatry, Division of Internal Medicine)

December 15, 2020: The Doors of the Church are now Open: How churches are worshipping safely

Speakers: TBD

December 17, 2020: Mask Up: Worksite safety impact on COVID-19

We hope that you and your families are safe and well. We wanted to take a moment to share the National Alliance for Hisp...
04/23/2020

We hope that you and your families are safe and well. We wanted to take a moment to share the National Alliance for Hispanic Health's family friendly Bingo “Loteria” Game to help families connect, discuss, and learn More about COVID-19. Stay tuned for more information from the Hispanic Health Coalition in the coming days.

B I N G O. Juega una nueva versión de Bingo (La Loteria) de National Alliance for Hispanic Health para aprender sobre COVID-19, incluye cómo avanzar la medicina de precisión uniéndose a All of Us Research en línea en joinallofus.org/juntos.
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #NIH #joinallofus

Hispanic Health Coalition's cover photo
02/07/2020

Hispanic Health Coalition's cover photo

Hispanic Health Coalition President Maria Cantu-Ondarza speaks with Noticias 45 Houston about our upcoming ¡Vive tu vida...
11/08/2019
Feria de salud para las familias en Houston

Hispanic Health Coalition President Maria Cantu-Ondarza speaks with Noticias 45 Houston about our upcoming ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! Health Fair in Mason Park. We look forward to seeing everyone this Saturday!

Esta feria busca inculcar hábitos para prevenir enfermedades y está organizada por la Coalición Hispana de la Salud.

Let's Get Up and Get Moving with the Hispanic Health Coalition on Nov 9th! #Houston #GUGM #NationalAllianceforHispanicHe...
10/16/2019

Let's Get Up and Get Moving with the Hispanic Health Coalition on Nov 9th! #Houston #GUGM #NationalAllianceforHispanicHealth #hispanichealth

Hispanic Health Coalition's cover photo
10/16/2019

Hispanic Health Coalition's cover photo

Thank you to Commissioner Adrian Garcia for recognizing the efforts of the Hispanic Health Coalition today at Commission...
10/08/2019

Thank you to Commissioner Adrian Garcia for recognizing the efforts of the Hispanic Health Coalition today at Commissioners Court. We are grateful for the opportunity to shine a light on the needs of our community and we look forward to working together in the future.

Thank you to our 5th Annual Latino Health Summit Sponsor Partners in Primary Care - Downtown-East Houston, TX Partners i...
09/18/2019

Thank you to our 5th Annual Latino Health Summit Sponsor Partners in Primary Care - Downtown-East Houston, TX Partners in Primary Care - Gulfgate, Houston, TX Partners in Primary Care - Jacinto City, TX

Thank you to our 5th Annual Latino Health Summit Sponsor  Lone Star Circle of Care!!
09/18/2019

Thank you to our 5th Annual Latino Health Summit Sponsor Lone Star Circle of Care!!

Want to learn how to ADVOCATE FOR HEALTH, sign up for the 1:30PM Breakout Session: Engagement in Advocacy for HealthMode...
09/18/2019

Want to learn how to ADVOCATE FOR HEALTH, sign up for the 1:30PM Breakout Session:

Engagement in Advocacy for Health

Moderated by Albert Cheng

Presented by HHC Board Member James Lee, Manager, Government Relations- Legacy Community Health

Commissioner Adrian Garcia- Harris County Precinct 2

State Representative Ana Hernandez-District 143
#health #lhs2019 #houstonhealth #summitt #Advocacy

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-latino-health-summit-2019-tickets-26464019595

Take a look at how Houston is building healthy communities during our 3PM session:Building Healthy CommunitiesModerated ...
09/18/2019

Take a look at how Houston is building healthy communities during our 3PM session:

Building Healthy Communities

Moderated by Adela V. Justice

Presented by;

Parul Pillai, MPH, Program Manager for the Built Environment- Harris County Public Health

Bakeyah Nelson, PhD, Executive Director- Air Alliance

Emily Paul, MPH, Community Health Manager- YMCA of Greater Houston

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-latino-health-summit-2019-tickets-26464019595

4 Days away!!
09/16/2019
5th Annual Latino Health Summit 2019

4 Days away!!

5th Annual Latino Health Summit Creating a Blueprint for Latinx Health Person. Place. Culture. Health. Wellness. Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Rice University - Glasscock School of Continuing Studies College & University 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005 from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Please contact Karin...

09/16/2019

TODAY is the last day for EARLY BIRD TICKETS to our LATINO HEALTH SUMMIT!!

Our 1:30PM session is taking a closer look at our current- BORDER HEALTH CRISIS through the lens of experts in the field...
09/16/2019

Our 1:30PM session is taking a closer look at our current- BORDER HEALTH CRISIS through the lens of experts in the field!

Border Health Crisis-Moderated by Dr. Norma Olvera

Presented by:

Carolina Jimenez, MA, PhD, Psychologist/Immigration Evaluations Specialist -Jimenez Counseling

Cesar Espinosa, Executive Director – FIEL Houston, Inc.

Ellie Ezzell, Research Assistant - Mexico Security Initiative, Strauss Center for International Security of Law, University of Texas at Austin

Bert E. Johansson, MD,
Pediatric Critical Care Physician

There's still time to sign up for the Health Literacy Workshop: Hidden Barriers and Practical StrategiesModerated by For...
09/13/2019

There's still time to sign up for the Health Literacy Workshop:

Hidden Barriers and Practical Strategies

Moderated by Former Hispanic Health Coalition President Desiree G. Phillips

Presented by;
Aracely Rosales, Chief Content Expert and Multilingual Director-Health Literacy Innovations

#healthliteracy #latinohealth #lhs2019

Our outstanding program at 12:25PM is on Latino Mental Health: Systemic Barriers and OpportunitiesModerated by Dr. Luis ...
09/12/2019

Our outstanding program at 12:25PM is on Latino Mental Health: Systemic Barriers and Opportunities
Moderated by Dr. Luis Torres

Speakers:
George Santos, MD, Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees -The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

Melanie Melville, MD, Director of Behavior Health- Legacy Mapleridge Clinic

Octavio N. Martinez, Jr., MD, Executive Director- Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Join us at 10:30AM for the Mobilizing Communities to Advance Health Equity Session and Keynote!Moderated by one of the H...
09/11/2019

Join us at 10:30AM for the Mobilizing Communities to Advance Health Equity Session and Keynote!

Moderated by one of the Hispanic Health Coalition's Founding Members Mrs. Louise Villejo

Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Ms. Angelina Esparza,
Chief Program Officer- Houston Health Department

Keynote Speaker:

Amelie Ramirez, DrPH
Associate Director, Cancer Prevention and Health Disparities, Founding Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research, Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Chair, Epidemiology and Biostatistics –Salud America

Meet our Speakers for the 9:15AM session, moderated by HHC Board Member- Elizabeth Perez: The Unmet Health Needs of Comm...
09/09/2019

Meet our Speakers for the 9:15AM session, moderated by HHC Board Member- Elizabeth Perez:

The Unmet Health Needs of Communities in the Houston Area

- State Senator Carol Alvarado , MBA- Texas Senate District 6
- Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, Executive Director- Harris County Public Health
- Christina Morales - Representative for TX District 145

Speaking about the Health of Houston:

Stephen Linder, PhD
Faculty and Principal Investigator, Health of Houston Survey- University of Texas School of Public Health

08/26/2019

Thank you to our current and future Corporate Sponsors for taking the time to join us for dinner at ARMANDOS!

The Hispanic Health Coalition has been the result of a passionate Board of Directors where 100% of their efforts is strictly volunteer. Our Board is made up of prominent healthcare professionals, researchers, and community advocates.

Why do we exist? Because there is no individual greater than the collective.

For over 23 yrs, our mission has been to address the immediate, present, and future needs of the Houston Hispanic Community, but it's our time to grow beyond our 3 signature events! The health of our growing community affects every industry.

If you or your company is looking to support our mission, impact Hispanic health and education, reach and attract a new customer base, or increase your social responsibility. Contact us at [email protected].

Address

2626 South Loop W, Ste 650-R
Houston, TX
77054

General information

OFFICERS Maria Cantu-Ondarza - President Henry Gomez - Vice President Juan Munoz - Treasurer Clarissa Valdez - Secretary BOARD OF DIRECTORS Daisy Morales, Immediate Past President Alix CaDavid Norma Olvera Diva Herazo

Telephone

(713) 666-5644

Products

Our signatures events include:

​¡Vive tu Vida! Get Up, Get Moving! is the nation's premier annual Hispanic family physical activity and healthy lifestyle event, and is for people of all ages. There is fun and excitement for the whole family, free health screening, healthy snacks and prizes.

Latino Health Summit provides information to stakeholders (health professionals, researchers and policy makers) regarding the major health strengths and challenges faced by Houston's Hispanic population and presents strategies to address them. 

Scholarships are provided to Latino college students in health related professions.

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