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April is National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minority groups. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted the African American and Latino communities – making up 62% of the positive cases in Harris County. Vaccines have shown to be safe and effective at helping…

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Avenue 360 welcomes Elizabeth Horvath, HIV Physician Assistant

Elizabeth Horvath an HIV Physician Assistant at Avenue 360 Health and Wellness. Previously, she worked at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City as a medical researcher and pursued a Physician Assistant degree from SUNY Downstate School of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY, graduating magna cum laude. Elizabeth did her clinical rotation at Brooklyn’s STAR clinic for…

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Welcome Dr. Pearce!

Dr. Jessica Pearce is an OB/GYN physician at Avenue 360 Health and Wellness. She believes that high-quality and evidence-based health care should be accessible to everyone–without fear of shame, judgment, or stigma—and seeks to provide the best care to patients who may otherwise feel left out of traditional healthcare models. Previously in private practice, Dr. Pearce is passionate about the…

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Avenue 360 welcomes Erika Fisher, Director of Clinical Operations

Erika Fisher joins our organization as a seasoned leader with more than 20 years of experience in operational and health care administration. Erika will serve as the Director of Clinical Operations for Avenue 360 Health & Wellness. As a United States Air Force veteran, she directly supported various global missions resulting in recognition of over…

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Welcome Dr. House!

Avenue 360 is pleased to welcome our newest pediatrician, Dr. Rayanne House. She will be located at our Memorial City clinic in Houston and will be seeing patients from newborns to 21 years of age. She believes that all youth – regardless of skin color or family income- deserve quality mental, emotional and physical health….

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Houston Infectious Disease Physician: Worst Thing You Can Do Is Minimize Concerns around COVID-19 Vaccine

On Houston Public Media’s “Houston Matters” program, Dr. Charlene Flash addressed skepticism in parts of the African American and Latino communities around receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine, which would help prevent illness from COVID-19, which has killed more than 350,000 Americans. “The worst thing people can do is minimize the concern. It is really…

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Don’t Regret Your Thanksgiving

As the number of COVID-positive cases rises in the region, Dr. Charlene Flash, CEO of Avenue 360 and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine, echoed the public health guidance issued Tuesday from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. “I know COVID fatigue has set in,” said Dr. Flash, an infectious disease physician. “But we must…

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Texans are skipping or postponing medical care because of pandemic

A new study by the Episcopal Health Foundation finds that more than a third of Texans say they or someone in their household have gone without medical care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. More than 90% said they skipped preventive care like checkups and mammograms. “We understand the concerns COVID has brought,” said Charlene Flash, an infectious disease…

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“We’re here to serve.” 5 Questions for Dr. Charlene Flash, CEO of Avenue 360

Why did you go into medicine? As a young girl, I was impacted by my service-oriented parents. We housed people suffering abuse or who were homeless and hungry. When I considered what mark I wanted to leave as an adult, going into medicine was, for me, the ideal way to serve people. I admired doctors…

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The Woman’s Perspective: Angela

Healthy Women Houston Profile on an Avenue 360 patient on a most recent Healthy Women Houston Newsletter. You may read about Angela below: The Woman’s Perspective: Angela Angela is a 30-year old, single mom who was pregnant with her fourth child. When she asked her caseworker at the Salvation Army for resources to support her…

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What we’re doing to protect our patients during coronavirus

Avenue 360 Health and Wellness provides quality health care with compassion. For all. Our model of care revolves around the patient needs inside and outside of the exam room. Our patients’ health and safety is our number one priority. Here are some of the many safety measures we’ve taken – and continue to take –to…

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To all patients: please read prior to your appointment

Avenue 360 continues to take safety precautions to stop the spread of the coronavirus. We will be taking your temperature outside of the clinic prior and asking several screening questions. Please arrive alone to your appointment. If you need assistance, one essential visitor can accompany you. We encourage you to follow Harris County guidelines around…

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One of our health care heroes during COVID-19

Today we want to take some time to recognize one of our own. Sayuri Uotani is a nurse practioner at our main campus in The Heights. She has stepped up and provided patients with COVID-19 tests (along with others on staff who will be featured in the coming weeks). Even for medical professionals like Sayuri…

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Please consider donating to protect those who protect you.

BY DR. CHARLENE FLASH, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF AVENUE 360 We at Avenue 360 Health and Wellness are here to provide quality, affordable healthcare to those who need it the most. Due to COVID- 19, we are investing in significant precautionary measures — including more personal protective equipment –to keep our doctors and medical staff…

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Effective immediately: Avenue 360’s protocols to keep patients and staff safe from COVID-19

March 17, 2020 2:00 p.m./ Updated March 23, 2020 Avenue 360 Health and Wellness is taking extensive precautions to protect our patients and staff. We have identified isolation areas in our clinics for patients with symptoms of coronavirus. We are also utilizing outside spaces to screen and test for potential COVID-19 cases. We urge any…

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Avenue 360 Board President Luis R. Torres, a Leading Researcher on Minority Health Disparities is Honored with the Humana Endowed Chair in Social Determinants of Health.

  The Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) is proud to announce Associate Dean of Research and Strategic Partnership Luis R. Torres has been named the Humana Endowed Chair in Social Determinants of Health beginning September 1, 2019.   The appointment comes as the result of a historic partnership between Humana, one of the nation’s…

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March 10 National Women and Girls HIV/Aids Awareness Day

    Every year on March 10 — and throughout the month of March — local, state, federal, and national organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS. National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and…

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HWH-Healthy Women Houston

  A coalition of health organizations launched an initiative Friday to combat maternal mortality and morbidity in the Third Ward and Sunnyside, areas where women die after giving birth at much higher rates than compared to other parts of Harris County. Healthy Women Houston members said that making sure women READ MORE

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Transgender Day of Remembrance- November 20, 2018

  Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. You can read more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance below, and find out how you can participate. Additionally, during the week of November 13-19, people and…

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World AIDS Day

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  Domestic Violence Awareness Month With so much focus on Breast Cancer Awareness in October, it is also important to acknowledge Domestic Violence Awareness in October and remember that every 9 seconds a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other.  The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women…

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National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week (August 12th- 18th) is an annual celebration recognizing and celebrating the important work of health centers to protect and promote the health of America. Health centers serve 27 million patients a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. Heath Center Week Celebrates the thousands of…

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Houston Independent School District Registration Carnival

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Mammograms coming to Avenue 360

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Men’s Health Week

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Avenue 360 Health and Wellness Welcomes Dr. Ronald Lopez

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Project CORE to develop best practices for improved health outcomes in treating and preventing HIV in the Southern U.S.

Three-year collaboration between Avenue 360, AIDS Foundation Houston and UH Graduate College of Social Work will develop a “Southern Approach” to HIV services HOUSTON, TX — AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH), Avenue 360 Health & Wellness and the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) have been awarded one of ten U.S. Health…

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Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) selects Avenue 360 Health & Wellness along with AIDS Foundation Houston and the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work to improve HIV health outcomes through Supportive Employment and Housing Services

Houston, TX, September 28, 2017 – HRSA awarded ten (10) grants of up to $300,000 each per year for three years to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative interventions that will coordinate HIV treatment, housing, and employment services to improve HIV health outcomes for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured people living with HIV (PLWH)…

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NACCHO and CAI Select Avenue 360 Health & Wellness and AIDS Foundation Houston for the Southern Initiative to Address Disparities in HIV Outcomes Among Minority Populations in the South

Houston, TX, April 25, 2017 – The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) in partnership with Cicatelli Associates, Inc. (CAI), is proud to announce the selection of Avenue 360 Health & Wellness and AIDS Foundation Houston for the Southern Initiative, a project which aims to improve HIV outcomes among minority populations in…

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