2018 Health Fair in Houston, Texas


It was my pleasure to participate in this health fair.

Strengthening Our Minds, Bodies, and Souls With Healthy Living and Healthy Choices

A Third Ward Collaborative Health Fair

Trinity United Methodist Church

2600 Holman St, Houston, TX 77004

Saturday, February 17, 2018

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Welcome, Overview and Purpose – Dianne Akins Iglehart

Opening Prayer – Rev. Ed Jones


Panel One Discussion – 10:15 to 10:40 am

Moderators: Rev. Kim Mabry & Nona Carradine

Congregational Healthcare – Rev. Kim Mabry

MD Anderson Faith, Health Collaborative-Initiatives – Terrence Adams

Kelsey Seybold – Stracy Duriso

Faith Community Nursing – Verda Gaines

D.A.W.N. Center Lay Leader Programs – William Reese

City of Houston Health Dept. – Dr. Beverly Gor

D.A.W.N. Special Presentation – 10:50 to 11:15 am

Diabetes – Self Management (in the classroom)


Panel Two Discussion – 10:50 to 11:15 am

panel 2

Moderators: Dr. Janine Dailey Garnes & Barbara Henderson

Bureau for Community and Children’s Environmental Health- Maria Murillo

Harris County Area Agency on Aging – Cynthia Rahming

Behavioral Mental Health- Dr. Heather Chung

Podiatrist – Foot Care/Diabetes – Dr. Tina Oliver

Dental Health- Dr. Ronald Moon

Dental Health- Dr. Stephen Higgins


Panel Three Discussion – 11:20 to 11:50 am

panel 3

Moderators: Dr. L. Natalie Carroll & Bill Crossland

Texas State Rep. Shawn Thierry – Maternal Mortality

Radiology Oncologist – Prostate Cancer- Dr. Melissa Joyner

Urologist – Prostate Cancer – Men’s Health- Dr. Robert Cornell


Panel Four Discussion – 12 noon to 12:30 pm

Moderators: Geri Shelton & James Lang

UH T.O.R.C. Texas Obesity Research Center- Tyler Bakenhous

TSU Barbara Jordan/Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs – Patriccus Fortiori


Panel 4 Detail

TSU Barbara Jordan/Mickey Leland School of Public AffairsPatriccus Fortiori

Perspectives Health Care Policy in our community – Mickey Leland

Texas HB 21, 64th Legislature 1975, Generic Drugs authorization



Health Care Policy in Our Community

City of Houston Health Dept  ( Panel One Discussion)

Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (HCPHES)

Texas Health and Human Services   (HHS)

Texas Health Related Agencies, Boards & Commissions:

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

Texas Diabetes Council (under Tx HHS)

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  (HHS) [Agency Listing]

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)


Health Care Policy Defended, Researched, Debated and Created

Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

University of Texas School of Public Health

Air Alliance Houston

Texas Health Institute

African American Health Coalition


Publications for Review:

Status and Progress of Emergency Planning for Racially and Ethnically Diverse Communities in Greater Houston Findings from  Co-Educational Forums with Community and Response Organizations

Developed by: Texas Health Institute With Support From: Office of Minority Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services OMH-NHMA-5-10

Status and Progress in Engaging Communities of Color to Advance Resilience to Climate Change

Developed by Texas Health Institute | Supported by The Kresge Foundation In collaboration with Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and Commission to Engage African Americans on Energy, Climate Change, and the Environment


Children’s Environmental Health Disparities: Black and African American Children and Asthma




Double Jeopardy in Houston – Acute and Chronic Chemical Exposures Pose


see also:

Disproportionate Risks for Marginalized Communities




Mitigating Emissions from Cement




Health and Environmental aspects of concrete batch plant dust in Houston.


“But the plants can be a nuisance for people who live next to them, and they tend to cluster in working-class, minority neighborhoods like Lindale Farms. In south Houston, for example, 18 concrete batch plants sit within a 4-mile radius.
A Houston Chronicle analysis shows that Harris County has 188 concrete batch plants, more than any county in Texas and twice the number in Dallas County. Industry officials predict that number will increase over the coming decade as Houston grows.”
Health Care Policy Internationally Obesity (Chilean government):



Let’s Move It!!! – 12:35 to 12:55 pm

Exercises for All Ages – Dr. Earnestine Forest Randle

Thank You For Supporting Our Health Fair!

Let’s Take The Knowledge Gained To Improve Our Health Within

Our Families, Congregations, and Community.

Boynton, Riverside, Trinity, & Trinity East United Methodist Churches


Program Contact Dianne Akins Iglehart 713-851-0137 diglehar@att.net