Austin, Texas

Local Community Leaders & Influencers:

  • John Hellerstedt, MD – Commissioner of Health
    • (512) 776-7363
  • Sharon Melville, MD, MPH – Regional Medical Director
    • (254) 771-6717
  • Carol M. Davis, MSPH, CPH— Deputy Regional Director
  • Austin Public Health: Health Fair/Community Event Request
    • (512) 972-5000
  • Cassie De Leon – Austin Public Health Department; Program Head
  • Sam Tedford— Planning and Zoning Department; Head of Healthy Austin Program
  • Austin City Council:
    • District 1: Natasha Harper-Madison— 512-978-2101
    • District 2: Delia Garza – 512-978-2102
    • District 3: Sabino “Pio” Renteria— 512-978-2103
    • District 4: Gregorio “Greg” Casar—512-978-2104
    • District 5:  Ann Kitchen—512-978-2105
    • District 6: Jimmy Flannigan—512-978-2106
    • District 7: Leslie Pool—512-978-2107
    • District 8: Paige Ellis—512-978-2108
    • District 9: Kathie Tovo—512-978-2109
    • District 10: Alison Alter—512-978-2110

Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 1,873 cases of cancer in men in Travis County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 384.4/per 100,000 (.3844%) compared to Texas’ 429.9 (.4299%)

Prostate Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 407 cases of prostate cancer in Travis County, Texas.
  • This is an age-adjusted rate of 82.1/per 100,000 (0.082%) compared to Texas’ 89.2 (0.089%)

Testicular Cancer

  • In 2016, there were a reported 31 cases of testicular cancer in Travis County, Texas.
  • Age-adjusted rate: 4.0/per 100,000 (0.004%) compared to Texas’ 5.0 (0.005%)
  • Resources:
    • Regarding Cancer: a local nonprofit aiding individuals currently or previously diagnosed with cancer
      • www.regardingcancer.org

Heart Disease

  • From 2014-2016, Travis County recorded a 149.9 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 in men (0.149%).

Stroke

  • Resources:
    • Austin Heart: provider of cardiac and vascular services in Central, Texas. Founded the Heart Hospital of Austin.
      • (800) 803-6960

Diabetes

  • Resources:
    • Central Texas Diabetes Coalition: offers diabetes education and support groups as well as prevention programs, nutrition classes, and physical activity classes. Also provides low-cost healthcare clinics & resources.
      • Estephanie Olivares, HHS Program Coordinator: (512) 972-6769

Pre-Diabetes

*Suicide

  • In 2017, 2,924 men in Texas committed suicide. (Population: 10,930,317)
  • Age-adjusted death rate: 26.90/per 100,000 (0.0269%)
  • Resources:
    • Integral Care— Local Mental Health & Behavioral Health Authority
      • (512) 472-4357

*Obesity

  • In 2017, 33.9% of men in Texas were obese.
  • “Texas has the highest adult obesity rate in the nation.” (33.0%)
    • Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.
  • Resources:
    • Obesity Prevention Program
      • (512) 776-7111
    • YMCA of Austin; Childhood Obesity Intervention
      • (512) 322-9622

*state statistics