Operation Border Health Preparedness (OBHP) 2023

Operation Border Health Preparedness, formerly known as Operation Lone Star, is an exercise to help the community get ready for disasters. DSHS and local partners offer free medical, dental, and vision services to the community during the event.

This event is made possible by local county and city health departments, medical schools, human service organizations, Texas Military Forces and universities, as well as out-of-state agencies, such as Remote Area Medical (RAM) and other volunteer groups.

When: July 24-28, 2023


"Cameron County"BISD Central Administration Bldg.
708 Palm Blvd Brownsville, TX 78520
"Hidalgo County"PSJA Early College High School
805 W. Ridge Rd. San Juan, TX 78589
"Laredo County"Louis J. Christen Middle School
2001 Santa Maria Ave. Laredo, TX 78040
"Starr County"Veterans Middle School
2700 W. Eisenhower Rd. Rio Grande City, TX 78582
"Willacy County"Raymondville High School
601 FM 3168 Raymondville, TX 78580

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Vendors Needed

We are in search of health vendors to participate in the Willacy County (Raymondville) and Starr County (Rio Grande City) sites of OBHP. If you as an organization are interested in participating in OBHP as an organization to share your program’s information with persons participating in OBHP, please fill out the Resource Registration Form below and email the completed form to:

Willacy County: Michael Sanchez (Michael.Sanchez@dshs.texas.gov)

Starr County: Lupita Mata (Lupita.Mata@dshs.texas.gov)

OBHP 2023 Resources Registration Form

There is no cost for vendors to participate, but you will be required to go undergo a short on-line training and submit your training certificate to the IC above.

Get Involved!

In addition to the general public, professionals and clinicians in the following fields are invited to volunteer for OBHP. To sign up as a volunteer and for more information, please email phepphr11@dshs.texas.gov. Please enroll early as it is necessary to complete the credentialing process before the event.

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Training Resources

Required General Training

All personnel and volunteers are required to complete some trainings to participate OBHP 2023. Please review the following training materials:

Vaccination Training

You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Staff and volunteers who will be working in the Vaccination unit during Operation Border Health Preparedness should complete the below modules prior to vaccine administration, managing TVFC vaccine and/or storing and handling vaccine.

To receive continuing education (CE) or print a certificate, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps.

This site is updated as information is available. Please visit the site for updates.