HEALTH: A Call to Action


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Bringing together health professionals, scientists, community leaders, policy makers, stakeholders, and more from around Texas to:

  1. Disseminate best practices for preventing and treating chronic diseases in diverse community settings
  2. Foster intellectual incubators that generate novel solutions to current health challenges
  3. Build sustainable partnerships and resources to coordinate activities aimed at achieving health equity

Areas of Focus
Thematic areas of health equity focus around prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship of:

  • Cancer, including screening, early detection, novel treatments, and survivorship
  • Diabetes, with a focus on racial/ethnic disparities and prevention
  • Mental Health, including disparities in treatment and access to care and comorbid disorders
  • Obesity, including prevention, nutrition, and physical activity
  • Substance Use, specifically disparities in substance use disorders and treatment

Registration Options

  • General: working professional or non-student interested in attending the conference
  • Student: undergraduate or graduate student interested in attending the conference
  • Vendor: organization or business interested in vending/tabling at the pop-up shop
  • Volunteer: University of Houston Faculty, staff, students, and community members interested in helping the conference planning team


Reasons to Attend

Wondering why you should attend? This conference is a great opportunity for:

  • Academics to foster collaborative relationships with community decision makers. 
  • Community Leaders and Service Providers to participate in progressive and unfiltered conversations with policy makers, researchers, community members, and public health professionals.
  • Students to learn about the current health issues affecting our community and find ways to get involved.




University of Houston - Main Campus

29.712749, -95.34137


Conference attendees that are guests to UH central campus should park at the Welcome Center garage (4434 University Dr., Houston, TX 77204). You will be provided a parking validation ticket. Please see map below. Parking validation tickets will not be available for conference attendees that are UH central campus faculty, staff, and students.

parking map
Yes, you can register on-site but keep in mind that we have a limited number of seats. Only credit card payments are accepted.
Please email any questions or comments to
Non-students fall under General Registration. Individuals that are professionals, academics, community members, etc.
Yes. Snapper Jack’s catering will provide non-vegetarian and vegetarian options.