Cancer Programs and Health Coalitions in the Houston MSA


Community Health Coalitions

  • Asian Cancer Council

    Our mission is to promote and increase health access, knowledge and disease prevention and control activities and programs throughout the Greater Houston area. The AAHC seeks to address health disparities among Asian Americans and other medically underserved communities by providing culturally and linguistically appropriate medical care at its HOPE clinic in Southwest Houston.
    http://www.asianhealthhouston.org


  • Breast Health Collaborative of Texas

    Our mission is to unite breast health advocates and providers to educate, advocate and leverage resources in Texas. We are committed to:
       1) Advocate for positive legislative action in breast health,
       2) Promote collaboration among breast health providers and
       3) Maximize new and existing resources.
    http://www.breasthealthtexas.org


  • Community Transformation Initiative

    Community Transformation is a movement taking place across the nation, including Houston/Harris County. Communities are working together to improve livability to support public health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, the leading causes of death and disability. In 2011, the Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) was awarded the Community Transformation Grant for capacity building by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CTI is led by HDHHS in partnership with Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (HCPHES). CTI focuses on sustainable policy, built environment, and infrastructure or systems changes across the City of Houston and Harris County.
    http://www.houstontx.gov/health/communitytransformation/


  • Hispanic Health Coalition

    The Hispanic Health Coalition (HHC) is a non-profit organization established in 1996. The Hispanic Health Coalition has been a reliable resource, information source and voice for Houston’s Hispanics and those who serve them. Consisting of leaders from healthcare, education, social service, faith-based, business, community and government organizations with experience working with the Hispanic population, the HHC is committed to continuing to improve the health of our community.
    http://www.hispanic-health.org/


  • Houston Food Policy Workgroup

    The mission of the Houston Food Policy Workgroup is to nurture the growth of a sustainable local food system, accessible to all, through education, collaboration, communication, and creation of a food policy council for the Houston region.
    http://www.houstontomorrow.org/initiatives/story/houston-food-policy-workgroup/


  • Intercultural Cancer Council

    The Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically, underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.
    http://www.iccnetwork.org/


  • Latinos in a Network for Cancer Control (LINCC)

    Preventing and controlling cancer among Hispanics in Texas through a network of academic, public health, and community partnerships engaged in community based intervention, replication and dissemination research; evaluation; and education.
    https://sph.uth.edu/tprc/2011/11/22/latinos-in-a-network-for-cancer-control-lincc/


  • Liberty County Cancer Awareness Network (C.A.N)

    Liberty County Cancer Awareness Network's (CAN) mission is to heighten awareness of cancer prevention, early detection and cancer control and to STAMP OUT CANCER IN LIBERTY COUNTY.
    Phone: 281-592-6714


  • Native American Health Coalition

    NAHC was started by a group of Native Americans living in Houston, TX concerned about the quality of healthcare and healthcare services available to Native Americans in and referred to the Texas Medical Center (TMC). If you are Native American and coming to Houston for health care, please contact NAHC with any questions you may have. The NAHC can provide information, directions, maps and suggestions.
    http://www.nativeamericanhealthcoalition.org/


  • Young Survival Coalition - South Region

    Young Survival Coalition’s regional outreach structure allows us to extend our reach into all communities where dedicated volunteers, health care providers and supporters work as a team to provide a support structure and programming for young women diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 40.http://www.youngsurvival.org/southregion



Cancer Prevention and Control Organizations and Programs