Dreyfus Health Foundation

United States - Texas

Established: 2001
Workshops: 10
Follow-up Workshops: 11
Projects: 112 (98)
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Country: United States
City: Houston

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The Problem Solving for Better Health® (PSBH®) program in Texas was established in 2001 and focuses on communities in and around southeast Houston. A number of projects utilize education to reduce the incidence of and treat serious, chronic illnesses such as diabetes and AIDS, which have become prevalent in the community.

With a population that is 39.8% Hispanic, 29.1% Caucasian, 24.3% African-American, and 5.9% Asian, Houston, along with other large cities in Texas, has grown more ethnically diverse over the past decade. Every year the number and scope of the city’s challenging health projects has grown. Several of the projects have gained recognition and support from the Mayor’s Office, as well as the Houston City Council.

Health/Social Issues Addressed:

Communicable/Infectious Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs/STIs)


Demographic Groups

Children's Health/Child Care

Economic Issues

Income Generation

Resources (human, equipment, funding)


Employment/Job Skills/Training

Health Care & Policy Issues

Health Promotion/Lifestyles/Wellness

Access to Health Facilities/Services


Aging/Elder Care

Health Promotion/Lifestyles

Substance Abuse


Dental/Oral Health

Mental Health

Thought, Mood, and Behavior Disorders

Psychological/Psychiatric Disorders


Noncommunicable Diseases

Endocrine Disorders

Cardiovascular Disorders



Health Promotion/Lifestyles/Wellness

Social Issues/Services

Family Structure/Function

Interpersonal Relationships

Quality of Life Issues

Community Organization

Other Social Issues


Education/Skill Building

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