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Community Partners Network

UHAND works in conjunction with ongoing University of Houston, MD Anderson Cancer Center,
and community partner organization activities. The Community Partners Network provides service learning opportunities for our scholars-in-training and are in integral part of their mentoring team.
Brighter Bites

Brighter Bites is a nonprofit that delivers free, fresh fruits and vegetables to schools and families, while teaching them how to use and choose a different kind of fast food.  Their volunteers come from the schools to make the program sustainable and bringing people together.

Change Happens!

Change Happens! is a nonprofit that transforms the lives of families and children in high-risk communities of the Gulf Coast Region 6. They provide a variety of programs that reflect their mission to empower people to help themselves. 

El Centro de Corazón


El Centro de Corazón focuses on early childhood development and the overall health of residents of the East End and the greater Houston area. El Centro offers pediatric and adult primary care, women’s health services, pediatric and adult dental care, and behavioral health services. 



Fundación Latinoamericana de Acción Social provides education, HIV/STD's counseling & testing, treatment referrals for Latinos affected by HIV/AIDS. They host education seminars and health fairs at a variety of locations, including churches, civic organizations, consulates and even on-street corners. 

Manos Abiertas a la Comunidad

Manos Abiertas a la Comunidad promotes community development by helping with their basic needs of food, health, training, preventative health tests and resources, with a focus on awakening the concern to improve through knowledge and new skills that allow them to achieve better opportunities.

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New Hope Housing

New Hope Housing is dedicated to building safe, attractive and affordable housing in Houston that anyone – regardless of income or social status – would be proud to call home.

Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success provides a hands-on curriculum to over 4,000 children to combat childhood obesity. They change the way children understand, appreciate and eat their food and by helping the community provide healthier diets for kids. 

Reconstruction of a Survivor

Reconstruction of a Survivor, a non-profit breast cancer organization, that sponsors many services for women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and survivors alike. The support group provides information on diagnosis, treatments and emotional support.
San Jose Clinic

San Jose Clinic provides primary and specialty medical and dental care as well as vision, laboratory and pharmacy services for those who struggle with accessing care.

Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen, is the largest and best-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. They provide breast cancer education, research, advocacy, health services and social support programs

The Rose

The Rose reduces deaths from breast cancer by providing access to screening, diagnostics and treatment services to any woman regardless of her ability to pay. 

Scholars in the Community

Sara Flores en Manos Abiertas

Sara Flores having a great serving learning experience the organization “Manos Abiertas a la Comunidad” and collaborating to reduce cancer disparities in the Hispanic Community.


UHAND & Susan G. Komen had a great meeting with Brittany Jewell, UT System Student Regent.


Amanda Holmes-Operations Coordinator, Chisom Odoh-UHAND Post-Doctoral Fellow and, Ginny Kirklin-Senior Director of Community Programs and Partnerships at Susan G. Komen Houston


Shreya Desai, UHAND Scholar, and Amanda Holmes, Operations Coordinator of Komen Houston, attended a Health Fair at Foerster Elementary School


Sahar Eshtehardi & Ashley Taylor at the Policy to Practice: Addressing the Social Determinants of Child Health One Year Post-Harvey Conference


Recipe 4 Success table at the Bayou City Art Festival

Shreya Desai’s first day at the Susan G. Komen Foundation Houston with Ginny Kirklin, Komen Houston’s Senior Director of Community Programs and Partnerships, and Amanda Holmes, Komen Houston’s Operations Coordinator


Hope Farms


Ashley Taylor and Paola Tello (Culinary Director for Recipe 4 Success Foundation)


Flowers from Hope Farms

Ashley at mental health FA training

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training at The Kingdom Builders' Center


UHAND Scholar, Shreya Desai, with UHAND faculty, Cassandra Harris, promoting the Know Your Girls Campaign (for breast health and early detection of breast cancer) at the Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure.


Sahar Eshtehardi & Ashley Taylor at the Policy to Practice: Addressing the Social Determinants of Child Health One Year Post-Harvey Conference

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