Houston Health Department

Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health

Logo for Bureau of Youth & Adolescent HealthThe Bureau of Youth and Adolescent Health welcomes all to explore MBKHouston.org (MBK) and 4YouthVoice.org. Together they serve youth, adolescents, parents, communities, and businesses in the greater Houston area.

  • My Brother's Keeper aims to address inequitable conditions faced by our city's youth, particularly boys and young men of color.
  • 4 Youth Voice aims to provide everyone with the tools and information needed to properly educate and motivate our next generation of leaders.

Data Profiles

The data profiles* below were collected in 2015 and will be updated every 5 years or as the data becomes available. Houston/Harris County is exploring options to launch an equity intelligence platform that will link data across the health, employment, education, and justice sectors and disaggregate this data at the population level by race, age, gender, and geography.

* Profile references

Acknowledgment List

Baylor College of Medicine
Christine Aldape, Ruth Buzi, Kimberly Kay Lopez

Center for Recovery & Wellness Resources
Dillon West

Children at Risk
Ellen Schwaller

City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering
Martin Alcala

Doctors for Change
Nikki Estep, Suni Jani, Peter Kim, Juliet Morgan

Episcopal Health Foundation
Troy Bush

Harris County Public Health
Kelly Reed-Hirsh

Harris Health
Jamie Freeny

Healthy Living Matters
Rocaille Roberts

Houston Health Department
Allyssa Abacan, Anum Arif, Niiobli Armah IV, Ryan Arnold, Nichelle Bailey, Deborah Banerjee, April Bass Bonton, Constance Carron, Michelle Caruso
Monica Childers, Victor Fears, Desirha Freeman
Melanie Gilmore, Whitney Harrison, Camden Hallmark, Tia Johnson, Robert Hines, Carra Moroni
Vishnu Nepal, Kimberly Nicholson, Stefanie Prokopiou, Clemelia Richardson, Denis Rodriguez
AJ Rosario, Kellie Watkins, Jenise Young

Houston Independent School District
Felicia Caesar-White, Rose Haggerty

Prevention Institute
Sheila Savannah

University of Houston
Yoonsook Ha

University of Texas Health Science Center
Melissa Bing, Nizar Bhulani, Christine Markham, Chinelo Nsobundu, Diane Santa
Maria Tay, Za Kyi Win

University of Texas Medical Branch
Melissa Peskin, Jeff Temple, Elizabeth Torres

University of Texas Prevention Research Center
Kim Johnson