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TMA Border Health Conference Tackles Medicine’s Most Pressing Issues - 08/28/2023

As physician advocates, policymakers, and community leaders gathered in Harlingen for the Texas Medical Association’s annual Border Health Conference, the wide-ranging agenda included many of medicine’s priority issues along the Texas-Mexico border.

Border Health Caucus Member Societies - 04/25/2023

Border Health Caucus Member Societies

Border Health Caucus: Who We Are - 12/02/2019

The status of health care along the U.S.-Mexico border is the canary in a coal mine for the rest of the United States. The 33-county region tops the nation’s charts for its high rates of residents who live in poverty or are uninsured, obese, diabetic, or have other chronic health care challenges and worries about long-term care. The demand for health care far outstrips available supply and access.

Border Health Caucus: In Numbers - 12/02/2019

Variation in population density can make access to health care a challenge for some, as physicians tend to work in more populous urban centers. For instance, El Paso County has a population density of 791 people per square mile, while Brewster County has 1.5 people per square mile. These two graphics illustrate just how expansive the Border region actually is.

2019 Border Health Conference Presentations - 12/02/2019

In case you missed the 2019 Border Health Conference or would like to review again please feel free to download the slides on this webpage.