Community Health Programs
Message from the Vice Chair Brian C. Reed, M.D.
Baylor Family and Community Medicine is committed to being a force for health in the community and establishing a patient-centered medical home for our patients. Our faculty group partners with community- based organizations to provide high quality, evidence-based care to underserved areas and to help promote wellness initiatives in neighborhoods near our community health centers. We seek to develop best practices and new innovative models of primary care delivery. For more information, please visit our new healthcare pages.
Family and Community Medicine proudly serves with the following healthcare partners in the Harris County region:
- Harris Health System Casa de Amigos, Gulfgate, Martin Luther King, Jr., Northwest, People's, Strawberry and School-Based Clinics)
- Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services
- Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority
- El Centro de Corazon
- Santa Maria Hostel
- People's Clinic recognized as Patient-Centered Medical Home The National Committee for Quality Assurance recognized Harris Health System community health clinics as Physician Practice Connections®-Patient-Centered Medical Homes™. The People’s clinic, one of six community health centers staffed by The Department of Family and Community Medicine, received the highest level designation, level three, and celebrated their success with a staff luncheon Dec. 9, 2010.
- Celebrating 22 years of serviceDr. Brian Reed recently presented Dr. Julie A. Jones, associate professor and medical director for the school-based clinic program at the Harris Health System, with a crystal plaque acknowledging her 22 years of dedicated service at Baylor College of Medicine and the people of Harris County.
- McColloster presents at North American Primary Care Research Group conference Patrick McColloster, M.D., associate professor and clinician at Casa de Amigos Health Center, presented at the 38th annual meeting of NAPCRG Nov. 14, 2010. He and Carlos Vallbona, M.D., distinguished professor, co-authored a study first conducted in United States using graphic-output temperature data loggers in quantifying cold chain failure. Read the abstract and full article.