Public Health Archives

CDC Funds Public Health Preparedness Center at SRPH

July 5, 2005

The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health (SRPH) has been awarded funding to establish the USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness. The five-year award, with $300,000 in initial funding from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is part of a national CDC program to help ensure the ability of the public health workforce to respond to bioterrorism, emerging infectious diseases and other threats to the public’s health.

SRPH Launches Cancer Registry in Valley

May 20, 2005

A new partnership between The Texas A&M University Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health (SRPH) and the Texas Department of State Health Services will benefit Texans in the Rio Grande Valley as well as Texas cancer researchers.

SRPH Faculty Help Create New Assessment Tools

May 11, 2005

Recently the international collaborative interRAI released a new suite of assessment tools designed to help appropriately care for persons who are aged or mentally ill. InterRAI is a group of 46 researchers, clinicians, and policy makers—from 26 countries around the globe—who have worked for three years on this new integrated suite of tools for assessing individuals’ health care needs and capabilities. This key group of researchers includes The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health’s (SRPH) Catherine Hawes, Ph.D., and Charles Phillips, Ph.D., M.P.H., both professors of health policy and management.

Health Service District Board Adopts SRPH-Penned Plan

April 21, 2005

On Thursday, April 21, the Rio Grande Valley Health Services District (RGVHSD) Board of Directors is holding a special called meeting to approve an operating plan written by staff from The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health's Center for Community Health Development.

Center for Community Health Development Hosts Health Care Forum

March 29, 2005

For the past four years, researchers at the Center for Community Health Development have worked with underserved areas of the Rio Grande Valley to improve their access to health care. On March 31, the Center’s staff will discuss the project, its accomplishments, and opportunities for expansion while hosting a site visit for staff from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The site visit will conclude with a Lower Rio Grande Valley Health Care forum on April 1.

Blanck to Speak at Ibarra Lecture

December 6, 2004

Ronald R. Blanck, D.O., president of The University of North Texas Health Science Center, will present “Evolutions of Medical Care: Technology vs. Public Health” on December 10, 2004, for the 11th annual Jesse D. Ibarra, Jr., M.D., Lectureship in International Health. Dr. Blanck’s presentation will start at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom A at the University Park Plaza in College Station.

Burleson Health Resource Center to Open in Caldwell

October 20, 2004

The Burleson Health Resource Center (BHRC) will hold its grand opening on Thursday, October 28, 2004, from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. A ribbon cutting will take place at 10 a.m. The BHRC is located on the Burleson St. Joseph Health Center grounds at 1101 Woodson Drive in Caldwell, Texas.

Child Immunization Status Report To Be Discussed

September 14, 2004

Investigators from The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine’s Children’s Immunization Education Initiative (CIEI) Program will present their findings from a childhood immunization survey in Hidalgo County colonias at two meetings this week at the A&M Health Science Center’s South Texas Center in McAllen.