THE TIME FOR CHANGE IS NOW

Doctors for Change, was established in early 2006, became a 501c3 nonprofit organization in 2007, and has had a growing membership ever since. We believe that, as health professionals, we have a unique responsibility to address the problems of our health care system. We serve as an educational resource for the entire community and as a forum through which you can advocate for better health care. We invite you to explore this website to learn how you can become involved.

 

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We've launched our fundraising campaign:

Prescriptions for a Healthy Houston

Come check out what our committees are doing!

Access To Care

Human Trafficking

Obesity

Mental and Behavioral Health

2013 is another year for the Texas Legislature. Please check out our:

DFC Legislative Agenda 2013

DONATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP

Some have said, let your budget speak your values. Money will allow this organization to flourish, to reach a wider audience, to sponsor higher quality speakers, and to achieve a greater impact. We need your support. Remember--all donations are tax-deductible. Membership dues for 2013 are due by April 15th, 2013.

 

 

NEXT PLANNING MEETING

WHAT
Human Trafficking: What the Healthcare Provider Needs to Know, Say, and Do
WHEN
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
12:00:00 PM - 1:00:00 PM
WHERE
Memorial Hermann Northwest Classroom B (1635 N Loop W Fwy)
WHY

Memorial Hermann Northwest

Human Trafficking: What the Healthcare Provider
Needs to Know, Say and Do

Presentations:
Jacquelyn Burnett, MD
Pediatric Resident, Baylor College of Medicine
and
Jill Ann Jarrell, MD
Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Who Should Attend?
The target audience is: ER Physicians, PCPS, Hospitalists
RSVP: 713-867-4306

Lunch will be provided

Learning Objectives:
1) Define human trafficking;
2) List four “red flags” of trafficked victims commonly seen in a patient encounter;
3) Recite the national trafficking hotline from memory.

Memorial Hermann Hospital System is accredited by the Texas Medical Association (TMA)
to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Memorial Hermann Hospital System designates this educational activity for a maximum of
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by Memorial Hermann Hospital System for 1 credit of education in medical ethics
and/or professional responsibility..

NEXT GENERAL MEETING

Friday, May 09, 2014, 11:30:00 AM- 1:00:00 PM  at The Junior League of Houston 1811 Briar Oaks Lane.

Doctors for Change (DFC) is excited to celebrate our 8th year of working to improve the health of all Houstonians at our 2nd Annual Fundraiser Luncheon on Friday, May 9th, 2014, from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM at the Junior League of Houston. We hope you will consider joining us and supporting our efforts at this event!

DFC is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization made up of more than 850 health care providers in the Houston area. Examples of current DFC efforts include:

  • Publishing an online Guide to Access to Care and Community Resources for local health care providers to help patients with issues like food insecurity and being uninsured.
  • Educating the health care community on how we can identify and support victims of human trafficking.
  • Working with our Legislators to improve the health of all Texans by: improving access to care to low-income Texans; expanding mental health services in our community; and enacting community and school-based interventions to decrease food insecurity and improve wellness.

As an organization that operates almost entirely on volunteer time and member support, this is an important fundraiser to help us continue our community outreach projects, educational programming, and health policy research. We are extremely enthusiastic about this event and the future of DFC – and we really hope you will join us and support our mission!

You can find out more information, purchsase tickets, or make a donation HERE.

QUICK CONTACT

Doctors for Change P.O. Box 66568, Houston, Texas 77266-6568