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A pharmacy student performs a health screening at Project SHINE

Texas A&M pharmacy students reach out to South Texas at Project SHINE

Texas A&M pharmacy students, in collaboration with other health professionals, combat preventable diseases by providing free health screenings at Project SHINE (Service & Help through Interprofessional Networking Experience), targeting low-income, border communities in South Texas. The students received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative to provide free flu shots for the community.

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Colonias Bound: An expedition into preventative health care

This month, the Texas A&M Health Science Center is teaming up with Texas A&M University Colonias Program and Texas A&M International University College of Nursing and heading to the Laredo Colonias to bring both resources and public education to those living in the Texas border communities.

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Health educator demonstrates glucose testing.

Diabetes education classes reach out to colonia residents

The Coastal Bend Health Education Center travels to low-income "colonias" to provide diabetes education.

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Children’s perspectives on fighting obesity in one of the poorest counties in the U.S.

Imagine streets lined with litter, speeding cars, unleashed dogs and dark streets after sunset.  These are the neighborhoods of the Texas-Mexico Border Colonias where childhood obesity among Mexican-American children

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Childhood Hunger

Sharkey identifies high rate of childhood hunger among Mexican-origin families in Texas border colonias

A recent study, lead by Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, shows alarming rates of child hunger among children of Mexican immigrants.

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Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities receives federal contract to improve health, reduce disparities in South Texas colonias

Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities receives federal contract to improve health, reduce disparities in South Texas colonias

The Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health recently was awarded a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) contract of $148,000 annually for five years.

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Graduate describes rates of child food insecurity in Mexican-origin families in Texas border colonias

Courtney Nalty, M.S.P.H., graduate of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health epidemiology department and data coordinator for the Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, recently was the lead author on an article that described the rates of child food insecurity in Mexican-origin families in Texas border colonias.

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Researchers emphasize empowerment of promotora-researchers in community-based projects

Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health researchers emphasize the empowerment of promotora-researchers in community-based projects in a recent study.

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Graduate publishes study on injury prevention training in colonias

Norma I. Garza, M.P.H., a recent graduate of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, has a study published in the Texas Public Health Journal on the impact that injury prevention training has on low-income families and unintentional childhood injuries.

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