Border Public Health - Public Health Region 11


A healthy Texas-Mexico border.


To improve health and well-being along the Texas-Mexico border.


The Office of Border Public Health (OBPH) is dedicated to health programs and educational projects on the Texas and Mexico border with the goal of having a healthy border line. OBPH works with agencies along the state of Tamaulipas to better serve the bi-national populations. The OBPH in region 11 attempts to meet the health needs of bi-national communities along the Texas-Mexico border region.

Border Community Public Health Coalitions include:

  • Los Dos Laredos y Nuevo Leon Binational Health Council (Laredo/Nuevo Laredo/Nuevo León)
  • SMAC Binational Health Council (Starr County/Miguel Aleman/Camargo)
  • HIDA REY Binational Health Council (Hidalgo County/Reynosa)
  • Brownsville-Matamoros Binational Health Council


  • Provide essential public health services to meet Healthy Border objectives.
  • DSHS OBPH staff are available to provide training to promotores de salud/community health workers on various public health issues:
  • Develop and conduct community and school-based interventions and projects based on border community needs.
  • Provide public health education to border residents.
  • Develop curriculums and train Community Health Workers (Promotores de Salud) on health topics to improve community health.
  • Establish and mobilize partnerships to implement public health interventions.
  • Facilitate binational collaboration and communication.

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Alberto M. Perez, MPH
Regional Manager, Office of Border Public Health (OBPH)
Phone: (956) 421-5595

601 W. Sesame Dr.
Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: 956-421-5595
Fax: 956-444-3256