Tag archive for South Texas

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New nutrition empowerment program equips promotoras to better serve the colonias

A research team from the Texas A&M School of Public Health lead by Maj. Brenda Bustillos, M.S., R.D., L.D., and Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. conducted a number of formal and informal community and promotora needs assessments to develop a framework for the curriculum of a new education program.

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The hands that give: Community health workers provide more than just health education

Community health workers are a vital part of the Texas A&M Diabetes Education Program. By providing continuous, supportive and effective care for people with diabetes, community health workers are a key component to increasing the quality of care and improving diabetes outcomes in low-income populations.

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New grant funding to meet increasing need for pediatric asthma education and intervention in South Texas

Genny Carrillo, M.D., Sc.D. provides asthma education near the Texas-Mexico border, which will include home-based interventions targeting asthmatic children 5-12 years of age.

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Community health workers will provide lessons and activities in healthy eating and physical activity.

Funding awarded to help reverse diabetes epidemic in South Texas

Ann Millard, Ph.D, will begin a walking group and healthy eating program led by promotoras de salud (Community Health Workers) in the colonias of Weslaco, Texas. An associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health McAllen Campus, Millard will continue her work through a 2-year $342,000 grant awarded from the Knapp Community Care Foundation.

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Nationally accredited diabetes education program comes to Kingsville

The Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) has established an American Diabetes Association recognized program in Kingsville to empower individuals diagnosed with diabetes to take control of their health. The program is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas.

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Texas A&M hosts conference to educate health professionals on infectious diseases threatening Texas

The Texas A&M Health Science Center is hosting the Tropical and Infectious Diseases Impacting Texas conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, to provide physicians and other health professionals with the knowledge necessary to identify and treat infectious diseases.

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School of Public Health leading multi-state initiative to reduce childhood obesity along the U.S.-Mexico border

Joe Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H, has received a $4.9 million grant that targets populations of Mexican heritage in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.

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Mission BREATHE program combines education and science to target asthma in South Texas

A new program developed by a researcher in the Texas A&M College of Medicine shows families in South Texas simple things they can do to reduce asthma triggers in the home.

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Family Medicine Residency at DeTar creates more physicians for South Texas

Texas A&M, DeTar receive accreditation for Family Medicine Residency Program in Victoria

Texas A&M College of Medicine and DeTar Hospital in Victoria have received accreditation for a Family Medicine Residency Program that will train more primary care physicians for South Texas.

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