The Root Cause Coalition is pleased to announce that El Centro de Corazón has been awarded the 2023 Health Justice Award.
In its second year, the Health Justice Award, graciously sponsored by Aetna, a CVS Health Company, recognizes organizations that have successfully implemented a program or intervention to reduce health disparities. This marks a significant way for the Coalition to elevate the efforts of an organization doing critical work to address the social determinants of health and related gaps in health outcomes.
El Centro de Corazón will receive $25,000 to continue to serve Houston’s East End community through its Children’s Wellness Program and Behavioral Health Care visits and will be formally recognized at this year’s National Summit.
About El Centro:
Founded in 1994, El Centro is a renowned Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with three locations in Houston’s East End. El Centro offers a comprehensive range of adult and pediatric health care services for the underserved, uninsured and underinsured—including primary care and family medicine, women’s health, and dental and behavioral health services. El Centro assists patients in overcoming barriers to health care access, addresses food insecurity and provides interventions that target social determinants of health (SDOH). In 2022, El Centro provided direct patient care to 12,471 low-income children and adults for a total of 46,991 patient visits. El Centro’s mission is to be the leader in improving the well-being of the communities it serves through the provision of quality health care and the delivery of innovative programs and a vision to be the cornerstone of a healthier community.