Border Health

  • Challenges Along the Border

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    Facing a significant socioeconomic disparity to the rest of the state, our border has real challenges.

    The vast majority of the border region is designated as a health professional shortage area and a medically underserved area. More than $3 billion in productivity is lost annually to chronic illness, which is widespread in the border region. Nearly half of the population has no health insurance, and Medicaid is the primary coverage provider where coverage exists.

    Workforce Development
    Along the Border
  • Dr. V, Past TMA President, Educates the Legislature on Health Care Access Along the Texas-Mexico Border

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    Past TMA President E. Linda Villarreal, MD, - from Hidalgo County - engages in thoughtful dialogue with the House Public Health Committee on Oct. 5, 2021, about the committee’s interim charge regarding health care access along the Texas-Mexico border. Dr. V eloquently made an impassioned case to improve outreach and education for patients, noting that social determinants of health account for nearly 80% of a person’s overall health.

  • Border Health Caucus

  • COVID-19 Resources, All in One Place

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    As more reports come in on the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, TMA has convened a task force of public health experts to help Texas physicians prepare for the next phase. We’ve started by compiling all the news and information you need right now on our online resource center. Bookmark that page as we will update it continually.

    COVID-19 Resource Center  

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