El Centro is recognized by the Houston Health Department at its Annual Texas Vaccine for Children (TVFC) Provider Summit and Awards Ceremony

11/01/2019

El Centro received recognition at the Houston Health Department’s Annual Texas Vaccine for Children (TVFC) Provider Summit and Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 2nd. El Centro’s Eastwood, John S. Dunn, and Southeast Health Centers received an award for its commitment on implementing immunization best practices and improving vaccine storage and handling.

El Centro is gearing up for its Annual East End Holiday Event

10/24/2019

About the event  Selected elementary-aged children from local East End schools and community families are treated to a fun-filled morning, refreshments, and gifts. Location:  El Centro de Corazón – Magnolia Health Center 7037 Capitol St.  Houston, Texas 77011  Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019 Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  How can you help? Christmas is a time for celebration. But many…

HRSA recognizes El Centro de Corazón for its commitment in providing high-quality healthcare

09/05/2019

In recognizing health centers for improving access to quality health care services, El Centro was one of the 68 health centers in Texas recognized for its high performance and significant quality improvement gains from the previous year. El Centro was recognized as a 2019 Health Center Quality Leader, Clinical Quality Improver, Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality, and for…

Delta Dental Community Care Foundation awards grant to El Centro de Corazón to support its Dental Program

09/04/2019

About the awarded grant Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to El Centro de Corazón to support its dental program which is aimed at improving oral health outcomes for low-income, uninsured/underinsured in Houston’s East End. El Centro’s program will provide comprehensive dental services, which includes regular preventive care, early diagnosis, and treatment to address tooth decay,…

El Centro’s Commit to Be Fit Fall Class Schedule is Now Available!

09/04/2019

The Commit to Be Fit program is a fitness component to increase physical activity in children, adults, and families and to teach the importance of healthier eating and regular exercise, which have immediate and long-term health benefits. Open to children ages 6-18 Registration is not necessary  Walk-ins welcome!  Flyer  Commit to Be Fit – Fall Classes Physical Activity Helps: Maintain…

El Centro’s Annual Be Healthy Family Expo/ Back to School Event was a Success!

08/20/2019

About the Event  El Centro’s Annual Be Healthy Family Expo/ Back to School event was another success! Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, El Centro distributed 803 backpacks filled with school supplies for elementary-aged children in the East End community. Children also enjoyed free haircuts, face painting, and meals provided by Kids Meals. Thank you to our volunteers! Thank…

The Episcopal Health Foundation awards grant to El Centro de Corazón

08/20/2019

About the awarded grant The Episcopal Health Foundation awards El Centro a multi-year grant to leverage ongoing Community-Centered Health Homes (CCHH) efforts to improve individual and community-wide health in the East End by addressing upstream social determinants of health with strategic interventions and coordinated care. Their contribution will help El Centro significantly impact the health, well-being, and quality of life…

Learn about El Centro’s Children’s Wellness Program Summer Workshops

08/26/2019

About El Centro’s Children’s Wellness Program Summer Workshops El Centro hosted four summer workshops in June for its Children’s Wellness Program (Nutrición con Corazón) participants and their families, which included cooking demonstrations, provided by the Houston Food Bank, nutritional education sessions, and fitness activities. Additionally, an El Centro Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) offered information about behavior and eating habits for parents. …

Learn about the Fresh Rx program in partnership with the City of Houston’s Get Moving Houston Farmer’s Markets

08/26/2019

About the Fresh Rx Program  The Fresh Rx program in partnership with the of the City of Houston’s Get Moving Houston Farmer’s Markets was implemented in June 2018 for families enrolled in the Children’s Wellness Program. The Fresh Rx program is a prescription program to increase access to affordable fresh produce and combat diet-related diseases in pediatric populations. Program participants receive…

University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) reveals 50 for 50 alumni honorees

07/19/2019

Marcie Mir, El Centro’s CEO Congratulations to El Centro’s CEO, Marcie Mir, on being selected as one of the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW) 50 for 50 alumni honorees. In honor of GCSW’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, the alumni nominated embody their vision to achieve social, racial, economic, and political justice. There will be a 50th Anniversary Celebration…

Houston Methodist Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

07/19/2019

Houston Methodist celebrated its 100th  Anniversary in May with a ceremony recognizing their partnerships in the community. El Centro de Corazón was honored to be one of its Centennial Community Partners award recipients for its commitment to provide affordable, accessible, quality healthcare to Houston’s residents.

Better Business Bureau Recognizes El Centro de Corazón for the third time with the Winner of Distinction Award

06/26/2019

In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, El Centro de Corazón was one of 264 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 15, 2019. Recognized as a Winner of Distinction this was the third time to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau for service excellence.…

El Centro’s work in the community is recognized by Salud America!

04/24/2019

(Pictured above: Jorge Olvera, El Centro’s Community Engagement Manager) El Centro de Corazón has actively engaged with local schools and organizations to make significant progress in improving obesity-related health, increasing access to healthy foods, and connecting gardens across the school feeder pattern through its Growing Roots East End Network. To read the article about how El Centro is building a…

Healthcare & Nursing Education Foundation awards grant to El Centro de Corazón to support its Wellness program

03/21/2019

Healthcare & Nursing Education Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to El Centro de Corazón to provide comprehensive services to address the prevention and intervention of obesity and diabetes through its Wellness Program. El Centro expects to improve health outcomes, enhance quality of life, and reduce the risk of other health conditions.

El Centro de Corazón has implemented the Food Rx Program in partnership with the Houston Food Bank

03/21/2019

The Houston Food Bank’s Food Rx program was implemented in February 2019 through Prevenga T2 and CenteringParenting®. Food Rx incentivizes patients to increase participation in programs that will improve patient health and wellbeing. Participants attend designated Food For Change Markets where they can select 30 pounds of fruits and vegetables. Since the implementation of Food Rx, El Centro has enrolled…

Thank you for making the 12th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon a success!

02/22/2019

  Pictured left to right: Susan Sarofim (Community Leader Honoree), Christina Morales (Chairperson), Steve Pemberton (Special Guest Speaker), Marcie Mir (El Centro’s CEO), Roxann Neumann (Anheuser-Busch/Silver Eagle Distributors Corporate Leader Honoree), and Leisa Holland-Nelson (Honorary Chairperson) Thank you to all our guests and sponsors for attending El Centro’s 12th Annual “Making a Difference” Luncheon. We are grateful for your support…

Learn more about El Centro’s partnership with the Centering Healthcare Institute

02/15/2019

Since the implementation of Centering® at El Centro, participants have realized significant benefits of the prenatal and family-centered well-child groups, including positive health outcomes for both mother and child, participants who are engaged, and are finding empowerment in a group setting. El Centro has worked closely with the Centering Healthcare Institute to provide benefits to its patients and the community…

How is El Centro de Corazón Addressing Food Insecurity?

02/01/2019

El Centro de Corazón has actively engaged with community partners to make significant progress in improving obesity-related health and food insecurity in the East End.  El Centro is addressing food insecurities in its patients by participating in the Houston Food Bank’s Food RX program.  In partnership with the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and local schools, El Centro is offering…

Every Gift Counts!

12/17/2018

This year, give a gift that impacts a life year-round. WHY GIVE BACK…… “My son was diagnosed with diabetes at an early age; our lifestyle choices were affecting his health. We enrolled in El Centro’s Nutrición con Corazón program and it helped us to make healthier choices as a family and to be more active. Since participating in the program,…

Check out our 2017 Impact Report!

12/06/2018

Check out our new 2017 Impact Report which reflects a tremendous year of growth and accomplishments. We look forward to continuing to serve Houston’s East End community.

El Centro de Corazón was selected as a beneficiary of the 24th annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament

10/26/2018

(Houston, TX October 26th) El Centro de Corazón was selected as a beneficiary of the 24th annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament. Halliburton’s support of $50,000 will help El Centro improve women’s health outcomes for uninsured and underserved Hispanic women.  El Centro will utilize grant funds to integrate behavioral health services into its women’s health services so that behavioral health issues,…

Delta Dental Community Care Foundation awards grant to El Centro de Corazón to support its Dental Program

10/25/2018

(Houston, TX, October 25th) Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to El Centro de Corazón to support its dental program which is aimed at improving oral health outcomes for low-income, uninsured/underinsured in Houston’s East End. El Centro’s program will provide comprehensive dental services, which includes diagnostic, preventive, restorative, endodontic, periodontics and oral surgery to 3,000 low-income…

Individual Tickets Now Available for the 12th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon

09/04/2018

12th Annual “Making a Difference” Luncheon Benefiting El Centro de Corazón Celebrating 25 years of service to the Houston community! Online registration: https://12thannualmakingadifferenceluncheon.eventbrite.com When: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Time: 11:15 a.m. Registration; 11:45 a.m. – 1:00pm Seated Luncheon Where: Hotel ZaZa Museum District, 5701 S Main St, Houston, TX 77005 Co-Chairs: Cyndy Garza Roberts and Christina Morales Honorary Chairs: Leisa Holland-Nelson and Leila Perrin Honorees:…

March of Dimes awards Community Grant to El Centro de Corazón to support its CenteringPregnancy® program

07/31/2018

(Houston, TX, July 31st) — The March of Dimes has awarded a $7,000 grant to El Centro de Corazón to support its CenteringPregnancy® program, which is aimed at improving the health of women and babies and at preventing preterm birth in Houston’s East End. CenteringPregnancy® is a group visit model of prenatal care that has been proven to improve birth…

Better Business Bureau Recognizes El Centro de Corazón for the second time with the Winner of Distinction Award

07/23/2018

In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, El Centro de Corazón was one of 285 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 9, 2018. Recognized as a Winner of Distinction, this was the second time to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau for service excellence.…

Centering Healthcare Institute Identifies El Centro de Corazón as one of the Regional Leadership Partners as Part of Its Expansion Plan

05/11/2018

“El Centro is at the heart of making Houston’s East End a healthier community through quality health care that reaches the entire family, which includes prenatal and women’s health services, adult and pediatric primary care, dental, and behavioral health services. We are proud to work with Centering Healthcare Institute to expand Centering’s model of care,” said Marcie Mir, CEO for…

El Centro Receives Bank of America Grant at the December 8th Recipient Celebration

05/03/2018

David Ruiz, Bank of America Senior Vice President and Market Manager for Community Engagement with Marcie Mir, El Centro de Corazón CEO. On December 8, 2016 El Centro de Corazón celebrated with Bank of America its recent $20,000 grant in support of El Centro’s health centers. With this grant, El Centro will be able to provide quality health care services…

Thank You for Making the 11th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon a Success!

03/08/2018

Hundreds of Houston’s community leaders gathered at Hotel ZaZa for El Centro’s 11th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon.  Thank you to our co-chairs and loyal supporters who helped raised over $130,000, which includes over $11,000 donated at the luncheon through the special appeal.  El Centro is so appreciative of your generosity and looks forward to seeing you at next year’s event! To see…

El Centro partnered with the American Cancer Society and the NFL for a Crucial Catch Day – Screening Saves Lives

01/07/2018

Pictured with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders from left to right: Jamey Rootes, President of the Houston Texans Foundation; Sandy Biggers, Major Gifts and Campaigns Director for the American Cancer Society – Houston; and Marcie Mir, CEO of El Centro de Corazón El Centro de Corazón will partner with the American Cancer Society and the NFL to host A Crucial Catch…

El Centro de Corazón was selected as one of the golf tournament beneficiaries at the Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament

12/21/2017

On October 18, 2017, El Centro de Corazón was selected as a beneficiary of the Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament. Halliburton’s support of $50,000 will help El Centro to purchase specialized pediatric dental equipment, which will improve oral health outcomes for low-income children.

Our 2016 Impact Report

12/22/2017

Check out our new 2016 Impact Report which reflects a tremendous year of growth and accomplishments.

Thank You for Changing Lives! End of Year Contribution for Hope and Health

12/18/2017

2017 has been a year unlike anything our El Centro family has ever seen before.  The devastation from Hurricane Harvey was enormous as so many lives were upended and many of our patients lost their homes and possessions.  As the year draws to a close, please consider a tax-deductible donation to El Centro, which will provide hope and health to…

Online Registration Now Open for the 11th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon

12/01/2017

11th Annual “Making a Difference” Luncheon Benefiting El Centro de Corazón Celebrating 24 years of service to the Houston community! Online registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-making-a-difference-luncheon-tickets-39669751294 When: Friday, February 23, 2018 Time: 11:15 a.m. Registration; 11:45 a.m. – 1:00pm Seated Luncheon Where: Hotel ZaZa Museum District,, 5701 S Main St, Houston, TX 77005 Co-Chairs: Diane Englet and Cyndy Garza Roberts Honorary Chairs: Leisa…

El Centro Receives Funding Through The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund!

11/17/2017

We are proud to announce that El Centro de Corazón received funding from the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund! The fund was established by Mayor Turner and Harris County Judge Emmett and is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation. The funding will be used to provide immediate financial assistance to its patients and families directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey including…

Hurricane Harvey Update

09/14/2017

Dear Friends, El Centro is working diligently to provide support to families that experienced loss and devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey.  We are dedicated to helping those in need and we are committed to providing the highest quality of health care and outreach services for the uninsured and underserved affected by poverty and chronic illnesses; particularly during this recovery stage. …

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children awards El Centro Access to Care Grant

08/24/2017

Back to School with a Healthy Smile: Underserved Children Brush Up on Oral Health at El Centro de Corazón’s Checkup Party Aug. 24, 2017, Houston—Everyone smile and say, “Back to school!” Approximately 50 underserved children and families from the Houston area got their smiles on at a back-to-school dental checkup party at El Centro de Corazón, a pediatric Dental Home…

Better Business Bureau Recognizes El Centro de Corazón with Winner of Distinction Award

08/03/2017

In recognizing businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace, El Centro de Corazón was one of 292 companies recognized at the annual Better Business Bureau Awards of Excellence on May 10, 2017. Recognized as a Winner of Distinction this was the first time to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau for service excellence.…

El Centro Selected As 1 of 15 Grant Recipients Through The NFL Foundation’s $1 Million Dollar Grant Contribution

08/03/2017

Touchdown Houston, a charitable giving program created by the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee (HSBHC) in partnership with the NFL Foundation, contributed $4 million in grants to 78 local, non-profit organizations. A long-term contribution to the city, these grants will leave an impact on all 11 counties of Houston by concentrating on three key areas: education, health and community enhancement.…

March of Dimes Awards Grant to El Centro de Corazón

04/18/2017

The March of Dimes has awarded a grant to El Centro de Corazón to support its CenteringPregnancy® program that is aimed at improving the health of moms and babies and preventing preterm birth in particular, here in Houston’s East End. CenteringPregnancy® is a group model of prenatal care that has been proven to improve birth outcomes.  This program will provide…

New Career Opportunities: Apply Today

03/22/2017

Click the link below to view all of El Centro’s current career opportunities. https://www.elcentrodecorazon.org/about-us/careers/

Volunteers Needed!

03/21/2017

Volunteers Needed! Click below to learn more about our current volunteer opportunities: https://www.elcentrodecorazon.org/resources/volunteer-opportunities/

BCBSTX awards El Centro with a 2016-2017 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families grant

08/29/2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has partnered with El Centro de Corazón again this year through their Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Initiative. BCBSTX has awarded El Centro with a 2016-2017 grant of $100,000 as part of their commitment to help stem the rising tide of obesity and related chronic conditions (like diabetes) by focusing on four areas:…

Recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) – Level 1 at its John S. Dunn Health Center

04/20/2016

In 2015, El Centro received designation as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) – Level 1 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) at its John S. Dunn Health Center. NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in…

CEO recognized top 50 women in Houston

04/19/2016

Congratulations to El Centro’s CEO, Marcie Mir, on being honored as one of the “50 Most Influential Women of 2015” by Houston Woman Magazine Marcie Mir, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer of El Centro de Corazón has been named one of “Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2015” by Houston Woman Magazine. According to Beverly Denver, publisher of Houston Woman Magazine,…

El Centro announces its partnership with Cigna Foundation

02/02/2016

Left to Right: Marcie Mir, El Centro CEO and Mike Koehler, Market President for Cigna in South Texas Through El Centro’s partnership with The Cigna Foundation and $100,000 World of Difference grant, El Centro will offer pre-natal classes for low-income women to provide health education and to prevent illness and disease. “Together, El Centro and Cigna will help women in…

El Centro’s new Children Wellness Program (Nutrición con Corazón)

11/20/2015

Left to Right: Dr. Robert Morrow, president of BCBSTX and Marcie Mir, El Centro CEO This year, El Centro launched its first ever Children’s Wellness Program (Nutrición con Corazón) to reduce the risk of pediatric diabetes made possible through a grant awarded from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas’ (BCBSTX) “Healthy Kids, Healthy Families” (HKHF) initiative. Blue Cross and…

El Centro receives donation of over 5,000 new books

11/20/2015

El Centro is excited to announce it received a generous grant of 5,357 new books from The Molina Foundation. The donated publications, which include health-oriented educational materials, are in English and Spanish and are geared for youths ranging from kindergarteners to high schoolers. Share a Story is an effort by The Foundation, during the month of April in locales across…