Stronger Houston: Houston logging some of nation’s highest HIV diagnoses; health officials hoping for vaccine in near future
The southern part of the U.S. accounts for 51% of new HIV cases each year. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some regions throughout the south also lag in providing HIV prevention services and care.
TSU to provide free breast cancer screenings to more than 1,300 minority women
The $1 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, allows TSU to provide free breast cancer screenings and other services to more than 1,300 Black and other ethnic minority women over a three-year period.
Stronger Houston: Tony’s Place helps LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness or unstable housing in Houston area
The organization provides everything from food, laundry, showers, access to medical care, education and employment opportunities to LGBTQ youth who may be experiencing homelessness or unstable housing.
St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston opens new Latino Health Center for Spanish speaking patients
St. Joseph Medical Center in downtown Houston aims to accommodate the Latino patient population and cut down on a national problem with non-English speaking patients facing higher rates of hospital readmissions.