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Homelessness in Houston

  Homeless people are scattered across greater Houston, often in inconspicuous settings that arouse only passing attention: A man sleeps on a downtown sidewalk. A woman and child crouch in the shadows of an abandoned suburban strip center.  Tent cities pop up under freeway overpasses.  You’ve likely noticed it on your commute to work and even…

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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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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week November 12-18, 2018

The United States Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) is an annual observance that highlights the steps everyone can take to improve antibiotic prescribing and use. Antibiotics save lives and are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections, like those that can lead to sepsis. However, at least 30% of the antibiotics…

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day- December 1, 2018–  World AIDS Day is a day for all of us worldwide to unite and fight against HIV, to support those living with HIV and to remember those who have died from AIDS.  World AIDS Day was founded in 1988 and was the first ever “global” health day.  Government and health…

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Avenue 360 Receives the Spirit of Collaberation Award

The Avenue 360 Health & Wellness Housing Department received a Spirit of Collaboration Award at the 2018 Homeless Day Awards Reception held on October 10, at The Ballroom at Bayou Place in Downtown Houston.  This award was presented to homeless service provider agencies who participated in Mayor Sylvester Turner’s 2017 challenge to have 500 chronically…

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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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Mental Illness Awareness Week

The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Nearly one in five American adults are diagnosed with a mental illness each year.  Mental illnesses affect 19% of the adult population, 46% of teenagers and 13% of children each year. People struggling with their mental health may be in your family, live next door, teach…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.   The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram –…

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October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month.

    October is National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month.  Sudden Death Syndrome or SIDS, is an unexplained death occurring during sleep of an otherwise healthy infant under 1 year of age.  SIDS is also known as crib death since infants die in their crib. Although the cause is unknown, it appears that SIDS might be…

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Family Health and Fitness Day

Family Health and Fitness Day falls on the last Saturday of every September.  The purpose of this day is to promote physical activity for families and to start creating healthy habits.  On this nationally recognized day, organizations throughout the country will host family-related health and fitness events in parks, schools, malls, health centers, hospitals and…

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HISD’s Homeless Education Office‘s Back to School Extravaganza

  Avenue 360 Health and Wellness and HISD’s Back to School Extravaganza. Avenue 360 Health and Wellness was  at HISD’s Homeless Education Office‘s Back to School Extravaganza helping students get ready for the 2018-2019 school year. We offered free glucose + blood pressure screenings, and vaccinations. The event was held August 17, 2018 from 9…

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Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony South Central Location

The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of our South Central Facility was a huge success! We would like to express our sincerest gratitude for those who came out and supported us! Guests included were Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Senator Borris Miles, State Representative Shawn Thierry, Reverend Paul Giddings and…

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Childhood Immunizations Schedule

Many of us know our children need immunizations, but many of us do not know at what ages the vaccines are needed.  Immunizations prevent serious diseases and spreading those diseases to others. Doctor’s have found that due to Children’s immune system that vaccines will work best when they are given at certain ages of your…

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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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Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke?

Heat exhaustion is a result of your body overheating. The summer months in the Houston heat, we all need to be aware of the symptoms of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stoke.  Heat Exhaustion is one of three heat-related syndromes that we can suffer from.  Heat Cramps are among the mildest and Heat Stroke is the most severe….

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Houston’s growth making homeless problem more visible, but advocates say it’s getting better

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) ABC 13– You’ve likely noticed it on your commute to work and even on the edges of your neighborhood. Encampments of tents, cardboard boxes, and strewn sleeping bags can be seen under freeways, in parks, and sometimes steps away from residential properties. To some, Houston’s homeless problem is heartbreaking. “I think the…

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Basic First Aid Kit

Summer is when our children are home from school and while playing,  are bound to get a scrape or cut.  When it happens do you know the proper care?  Do you have a first aid kit in your home?  Here are some tips for a well-stocked first aid kit and how to handle those scrapes…

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Congenital Cytomegalovirus – CMV

What you need to know about Congenital Cytomegalovirus What is Congenital Cytomegalovirus? Medical News Today states, Cytomegalovirus is a common herpes virus. Many people do not know they have it, because they may have no symptoms of herpes. But the virus, which remains dormant in the body, can cause complications during pregnancy and for people with…

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June Is Men’s Health Month-10 Vital Health Tests for Men

  Did you know there was a month entirely dedicated to raising awareness for issues impacting the health and wellness of men and boys? The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June 11-17), a special awareness period created by Congress, and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June 16 where men and women are encouraged to wear…

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June Marks Men’s Health Month-Prostate Cancer

  Men’s Health Month is an opportunity to increase awareness of issues impacting the health and wellness of men, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, skin cancer, heart disease, colon cancer and hypertension. Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers in men.  1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer…

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Mental Health Signs, Myths and Facts

What is Mental Health? Mental health is our condition in regards to our psychological, social and emotional well-being.  Our mental health is all about how we think, feel and behave.  The term “mental health” is also used to mean the absence of a mental disorder. Early Warning Signs According to MentalHealth.gov  if you or a loved one…

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Healthy Eyes Month

  Do you want to keep your eyes healthy?  Having a comprehensive dilated eye exam is one of the best things you can do for your vision.  If it has been a while since you have had one or if you have never had one, it may be time.   What is a comprehensive dilated eye…

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May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Get Your FREE How to Be a Skin Cancer Hero Infographic Here     The information contained in this Avenue 360 Website is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment, and Avenue 360 recommends consultation with your Avenue 360 doctor or health care professional.

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May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States, and May 19th is Hepatitis Testing Day.    Hepatitis B According to Health and Human Services HHS.gov, in the United States, an estimated 850,000 – 2.2 million persons are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus. New cases of HBV infection…

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Stroke and the UT Stomp Out Stroke Festival

Stroke U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health states, each year more than 140,000 people die from a stroke in the United States alone.  Stroke leads all others in long-term disability in the U.S.  Each year approximately 795,000 people will suffer from a stroke and of those 600,000 are first attacks. Approximately ¼ occur…

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What is Sepsis?

CDC Center for Disease Control states Sepsis is an infection and those with chronic medical conditions are at a higher risk. Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. It is life-threatening, and without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Each year in the U.S., more than…

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Roberto Is Back

    Roberto is back and Avenue 360 Health and Wellness was there to help. Great uncertainty surrounds health care as we approach 2018. What is certain is that Avenue 360 will be there to help those who do not have access to health care. With your support, we can help people like Roberto who…

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Joe Fuentes, Jr. Graduates from American Leadership Forum Class XLI

Joe Fuentes, Jr. Graduates from American Leadership Forum Class XLI     HOUSTON, TX (April 6, 2018) – Joe Fuentes, Jr. graduated from the American Leadership Forum’s Class XLI at the commencement ceremony held yesterday.  Joe is the Chief Executive Officer at Avenue 360 Health & Wellness. The American Leadership Forum (ALF) is a nonprofit…

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A New Year’s Message from our CEO

As the team at Avenue 360 Health & Wellness embraces the newness of 2018 with the goals and resolutions we hope to achieve, we do so with the knowledge that our greatest past successes stem from healthy partnerships in our community. Collaboration is key for Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, and I want to begin…

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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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A Message From Our CEO

Avenue 360 Health & Wellness CEO, Joe Fuentes, shares exciting news for 2017 I am excited to share with you all that Houston Area Community Services and Bering Omega have come together under a new name—Avenue 360 Health & Wellness.

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