260.089 Border Violence Awareness Support


Border Violence Awareness Support: The Texas Medical Association (1) promotes physician engagement to help influence state drug policies on illegal drug use and awareness of how U.S. demand for illicit drugs contributes to border violence; (2) works with Texas state leadership, the Department of State Health Services, and higher education institutions, particularly those with knowledge of the U.S.-Mexico border, to support research on the effects of drug-related and other violence in communities; (3) assists border county medical societies in surveying physicians on their experience with border violence and disseminating information on survey findings; and (4) encourages border county medical societies to work with public schools and community organizations such as child protection agencies, health departments, police, faith groups, and others that provide support services for populations affected by violence (CSPH Rep. 1-A-12).

Last Updated On

October 07, 2016