Credit: CC0 Public Domain Family physicians typically don't consider where patients live when assessing their health care needs, despite research that indicates a person's environment can significantly affect their health. Things like access to health care and nutritious food and the quality of housing, education, water and air all play a role in health. With the emergence of value-based health care, there are more incentives for providers to take those factors into account.
June 25, 2019 (Houston, Texas) – The University of Houston and HCA Houston Healthcare have taken an important step toward addressing the local and statewide shortage of primary care physicians by partnering to bring 138 resident positions to Houston by 2020 with plans for 389 total resident positions by 2025.
Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Bill Adding Medical School to Education Code By Chris Stipes 713-743-8186May 2, 2019 A 150,000 square foot medical school building will be constructed on the UH campus near MacGregor Park on Martin Luther King Boulevard at Old Spanish Trail. The University of Houston College of Medicine took a significant step forward when Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 826, which formally recognizes the medical school in state statute.