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Colonias

Texas A&M pharmacy students reach out to South Texas at Project SHINE

December 18, 2014

Texas A&M pharmacy students, in collaboration with other health professionals, combat preventable diseases by providing free health screenings at Project SHINE (Service & Help through Interprofessional Networking Experience), targeting low-income, border communities in South Texas. The students received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative to provide free flu shots for the community.

Colonias Bound: An expedition into preventative health care

October 13, 2014

This month, the Texas A&M Health Science Center is teaming up with Texas A&M University Colonias Program and Texas A&M International University College of Nursing and heading to the Laredo Colonias to bring both resources and public education to those living in the Texas border communities.

Diabetes education classes reach out to colonia residents

January 23, 2014

The Coastal Bend Health Education Center travels to low-income "colonias" to provide diabetes education.

Sharkey identifies high rate of childhood hunger among Mexican-origin families in Texas border colonias

September 26, 2013

A recent study, lead by Joseph Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, shows alarming rates of child hunger among children of Mexican immigrants.

Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities receives federal contract to improve health, reduce disparities in South Texas colonias

April 5, 2013

The Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health recently was awarded a Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) contract of $148,000 annually for five years.

Graduate describes rates of child food insecurity in Mexican-origin families in Texas border colonias

March 25, 2013

Courtney Nalty, M.S.P.H., graduate of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health epidemiology department and data coordinator for the Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, recently was the lead author on an article that described the rates of child food insecurity in Mexican-origin families in Texas border colonias.

Researchers emphasize empowerment of promotora-researchers in community-based projects

March 4, 2013

Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health researchers emphasize the empowerment of promotora-researchers in community-based projects in a recent study.

Graduate publishes study on injury prevention training in colonias

November 19, 2012

Norma I. Garza, M.P.H., a recent graduate of the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health, has a study published in the Texas Public Health Journal on the impact that injury prevention training has on low-income families and unintentional childhood injuries.

Dr. Sharkey awarded grant for border nutrition and obesity project

September 20, 2012

Joseph R. Sharkey, Ph.D., M.P.H., RD, professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health and founding director of the Program for Research in Nutrition and Health Disparities, was recently awarded $140,000 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Prevention Research Center program for a two-year Texas Border Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network project (TxBNOPRE).