by Martin Osorio Nader, McGovern Medical School In a year that has challenged the United States at every step of the way, heroes have emerged to answer the call of our country’s needs during these trying times. From healthcare workers to emergency … [Read more...] about COVID Vaccine Access Undocumented Immigrants
By: Marisa HudsonHEAL Committee MemberMarisa Hudson is a third-year MD/MPH student at Baylor College of Medicine and UT School of Public Health. Obesity is an increasingly common problem in the Houston area and can cause many health complications, including heart disease, … [Read more...] about Nutrition and Exercise Resources for Houstonians
Today is Opioid Misuse Prevention Day. According to The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Biomedical Informatics, Houston sees one opioid-related death every 32 hours. As healthcare providers, we have the opportunity to support and treat individuals with opioid … [Read more...] about Today is Opioid Misuse Prevention Day
“The views and opinions expressed are those of the individuals writing this post and do not express the official policy or position of any specific healthcare organization.” Written by:Abhinav Totapally, MD Pediatric Resident Ana C. Monterrey, MD, MPH … [Read more...] about How Do We Feed Our Kids During COVID?
# BlackLivesMatter Dear DFC Members, partners, and Community, As a membership organization of healthcare providers, medical students, and public health practitioners we believe unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. The past couple of weeks have been fraught with a … [Read more...] about DFC Action Statement on Racism
In March, one staff member tested positive for COVID-19 at a Houston contract detention facility. Since then, there have been 6 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 among personnel working in ICE detention facilities, and 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases among detainees across the … [Read more...] about Protecting Our Community by Ensuring Public Health Recommendations are Followed by Immigration Authorities