Department of Pediatrics



Diverse Patient Population


Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States as well as one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities. Unfortunately, 35 percent of Houston's children live below the federal poverty level. Vulnerable populations are disproportionately affected by healthcare gaps. Often, these groups struggle the most navigating the healthcare systems and consequently suffer from preventable chronic diseases and poor health outcomes.

Our Community 

Community Support


Texas Children's Centers for Children and Women


Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Child Health Policy and Advocacy


Texas Children’s Hospital Office of Government and Community Relations

Texas Children’s Government and Community Relations Department actively advocates for increased access to public programs designed to serve children and their families. The department strives to increase awareness of issues that shape public policy related to children’s health.

Children at Risk


Doctors for Change


Harris Health System


Texas Children’s Community Care Program

Texas Children’s Pediatrics’ Community Cares Program provides trusted, high-quality pediatric medical services for children who otherwise would seek care from emergency rooms or possibly go without care or treatment due to low family incomes and/or lack of health insurance.

Public Health Pediatrics