Joined the programme in 2014
One of the fastest growing cities in the United States1, Houston is home to 2.3 million people, while the Greater Houston Area is home to 7.1 million people2. Culturally and ethnically diverse, one in four Houstonians is foreign-born, and with over 100,000 employees, the Texas Medical Center is the world's largest medical complex. However, vast health disparities exist between different ethnical and socio-economic groups, and it is estimated that about 1 in 4 percent of Houstonians lack healthcare insurance3.
Houston is a sprawling urban landscape, with only 1.5% of the population walking or cycling to work, and inactivity combined with unhealthy diets has resulted in one of the highest obesity rates in the country4.
of adults are living with diabetes in Harris County, Texas6
of adults are overweight or obese in Harris County, Texas7
of children experience food insecurity in Harris County, Texas8
of children in 2nd grade do not meet recommended physical activity guidelines9