Goal 3: Social Responsibility - University of Houston
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Help Build Equity and Inclusion in Our Community

First-year medical student Brandon Gonzalez was drawn to the University of Houston College of Medicine because of its mission to eliminate health disparities in underserved urban and rural areas, which often have poorer health outcomes.

“I know that Hispanic and African American communities, especially during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, are suffering disproportionately,” Gonzalez said. “I want to take care of those communities.”

Gonzalez is one example of the many students, faculty and staff who will help UH fulfill its dream of building equity and inclusion in our community. By increasing its social responsibility initiatives, UH can make an impact that will last for generations.


Build a coalition of medical and health professionals, health care providers, and students who work with community members to achieve health equity.


Strengthen our partnership with Historic Third Ward and the city of Houston.


Infuse and support the culture of volunteerism among students, staff and faculty.


Support freedom of expression and diversity of views.



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Develop a Population Health Complex that leads interdisciplinary population health practice and research to help eliminate health disparities.


UH will continue to partner and collaborate with the Third Ward to strengthen schools, businesses and health care resources.