Public Health Region 11 Border Public Health
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.
Alberto M. Perez, MPH
Regional Manager, Office of Border Public Health (OBPH)
Phone: (956) 421-5595
601 W. Sesame Dr.
Harlingen, TX 78550