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October 5, 2009

Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS)
Greater Fifth Ward Assessment, Intervention and Mobilization (AIM) Project
October 7-10, 2009

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Approximately 250 HDHHS employees will visit about 7,500 Fifth Ward households, both houses and apartment units, Wednesday, October 7 - Saturday, October 10, 2009 as part of HDHHS' sixth Assessment, Intervention and Mobilization (AIM) project. They will then spend about two weeks following up on the residents' immediate needs.

HDHHS uses AIM projects to evaluate and improve the ability of residents to manage their health and well-being. It also uses the AIM projects to help link residents to needed health or human services.

For more information, call HDHHS at 713-794-9999 or visit: www.houstontx.gov/health/NewsReleases/fifthward.html.