Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston Health Equity Response (H.E.R.) Taskforce invite you to take part in this discussion that comes at a crucial moment in our history as many Houstonians grapple with the devastating health and socioeconomic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For this town hall, the Faith & Community Leader Subcommittee will gather mental health experts and faith and community leaders from across the Houston area to facilitate conversations on important topics such as: the Intersection of Racial Injustice and Mental Health; Grieving: Processing Death in the Pandemic; Community-Led Alternatives to Mental Health Crisis; and the Unraveling of Social Networks: Social Isolation.
The H.E.R. Initiative and Task Force was launched in April 2020 by Mayor Turner and is a vital component of the City of Houston’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Effort, especially for vulnerable and at-risk populations.
This initiative is led by five Mayor’s Office Division Directors with implementation visioning and support from the H.E.R. Task Force, which is comprised of more than 50 civic leaders. Mayoral appointees to the Task Force include medical specialists, public health professionals, communications creatives, data scientists, technology experts and faith leaders.