About the OBPH Community Health Worker Training Center


A healthy Texas-Mexico Border with empowered Promotores de Salud/Community Health Workers.



Create a Community Health Worker Training Center model that improves health and well-being along the Texas-Mexico border by collaborating to increase capacity and capability in public health.



The following are OBPH public health priorities that have been identified through the Healthy Border 2020 and recommendations from the Task Force of Border Health Officials


Communicable Diseases  Chronic Diseases - Child and Adult  Environmental Health 
  • TB: TB Meningitis
  • Multidrug resistant TB, TB/HIV co- infections
  • STDs: HIV/AIDS, Gonorrhea, Congenital Syphilis
  • Liver Diseases
  • Pediatric and adult
  • Immunization rates
  • COVID-19
  • Pertussis
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes: pre- diabetes
  • Heart Disease: hypertension, pre-hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Cancer: Cervical, Breast
  • Sanitation
  • Removal of standing water
  • Use of Repellent
  • Reporting rashes and fever to health authorities
  • Vectors (mosquito, fleas and ticks)
Maternal and Child Health Mental Health  Injury Prevention 
  • Zika virus
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Prenatal care
  • Post-partum care
  • Preterm born infants
  • Neural tube defects
  • Dental care
  • Family planning
  • Primary healthcare
  • Preventive screenings
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Violence (all types)
  • Seat Belt Use
  • Child car seat safety