Building Healthy Communities Conference

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) in partnership with the University of Houston Honors College Community Health Worker Initiative wants to provide an opportunity for professionals interested in building healthy and vibrant communities to learn and work together. The Building Healthy Communities Conference brings together population and community health professionals from the Greater Houston area to learn how public health intersects with other disciplines and ways to connect public health concepts across sectors.

Registration opens in August

HCPH will post information here and on our social networks Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. 


This year’s theme, Breaking Barriers in Public Health, focuses on the important role of community health workers/promotoras in breaking barriers to improve the health of communities. CHWs and other frontline health workers add value to the communities in which they serve and live, playing a vital role in improving health outcomes and chipping away at barriers that have long contributed to health disparities. The conference will include specific sessions for those whose preferred learning language is Spanish.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Continuing education units is pending approval for community health workers, health educators, nurses, licensed clinical social workers and for general attendees.  

Disclaimer: The conference is not responsible for any decrease in the number of continuing education contact hours offered at the conference due to speaker no-shows, emergencies associated with the conference space, or other emergencies outside of our control. We have made reasonable arrangements for backup speakers in the event that a scheduled speaker is unable to attend on short notice.