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The Initiative

UH Population Health is a first-of-its kind initiative to improve health patterns and trends for everyone. This is a bold step forward for our University, for our students and faculty, and for the various communities we serve and impact through our work.

The Mission

To advance health equity in Houston, the state of Texas and beyond through a holistic approach to well-being.

The Vision

To lead the nation in preparing the next generation of professionals to transform health through education, research and community and global partnerships.

Population health is more than health care

An initiative to improve health patterns and trends

To date, this initiative is the first of its kind in the nation. For our community, state and nation in need of better health, UH Population Health is a collaborative approach to reduce health disparities and health care costs by addressing the full range of factors that affect health. Unlike any other university in the country, UH is taking a multifaceted, University-wide approach to one of our nation’s biggest challenges by integrating population health courses in colleges and degree programs, enhancing population health research interventions, collaborating with multiple sectors and accelerating research on digital solutions for chronic disease management.