Future Houston

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES:

Health and Health Equity

The Center is committed to research and collaborations to improve health and health equity in our communities. 

In 2019, the Center began research on the role of health care and health in Houston’s economy. We conducted roundtable discussions, workshops, surveys, and interviews with experts. The result, a 2020 research paper, featured a range of findings, including that Houston has a “paradox of plenty” with world-class health care institutions alongside some of nation’s worst health outcomes; and that Houston is poised to become a leader in life science technology innovations. 

Houston’s Economic Future: Health Care, 2022 Report

Houston’s Economic Future: Health Care, 2022 Report

In 2022, we released an update to our 2020 report, Houston’s Economic Future: Health Care, looking at regional trends in the wake of COVID-19. The report’s economic modeling suggests developing the region’s life sciences industries and health care workforce will yield major long-term benefits for Greater Houston’s economy, among other findings. 


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Social Determinants of Health Impacting Maternal Health

In 2021, we focused on the state of maternal health as a key indicator of any health system and looked at non-medical drivers of health, which are estimated to drive 70% of outcomes. With our report, Social Determinants of Health Impacting Maternal Health, we identified opportunities for the business community to partner with health and community service providers to improve maternal health outcomes in our region.


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Social Determinants of Health Impacting Maternal Health
Houston’s Economic Future- Health Care, 2020 Report

Houston’s Economic Future: Health Care, 2020 Report

The Center began research on the role of health care and health in Houston’s economy in 2019. We conducted roundtable discussions, workshops, surveys, and interviews with experts. The result, a 2020 research paper, featured a range of findings, including that Houston has a “paradox of plenty” with world-class health care institutions alongside some of the nation’s worst health outcomes. 


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Presentations


2022 Report Release Presentation

2022 Report Release Presentation


HCBH Conference Presentation

HCBH Conference Presentation


ExamiNATION Episode 9: Supporting the Workforce

ExamiNATION Episode 9: Supporting the Workforce


ExamiNATION Episode 10- Where We Go From Here

ExamiNATION Episode 10: Where We Go From Here