Healthy South Texas

Healthy South Texas is a comprehensive effort by the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University Health Science Center to reduce preventable diseases and their consequences in South Texas. Working in 27 southernmost counties of our state, Healthy South Texas aims to improve both health education and health outcomes. The effort will educate community members on healthy food preparation; encourage regular physical activity; and provide resources for preventing diabetes, asthma, and infectious disease. We will engage families and work with community partners such as hospitals and clinics.

 

For more information, contact:

Perla Flores, Health Agent

perla.flores@agnet.tamu.edu

956-689-2412

Elyssa Davis, Extension Program Specialist

Elyssa.davis@ag.tamu.edu

956-361-8236

 

Healthy South Texas Initiative

Master Wellness Volunteer Information

Youth Ambassador Volunteer Leadership Position

 

Major Programs & Events:

Walk Across Texas!, Walk Across Texas! is a FREE, 8 week program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Texas A&M AgriLife partners with schools, clubs, community groups, worksites, and cities incentives, support, and events to celebrate the beginning and end of the 8 week journey.
Walk Across Texas Help Desk

Health South Texas Youth Ambassador, youth health advocates trained to share health education with their peers and community

Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School, offering cooking tips, nutrition education, menu-planning basics, and information on healthy living

Master Wellness Volunteer Program, expanding the reach of other health and nutrition programs; to learn more about Master Wellness Volunteer Program visit: Agrilife – Master Wellness Volunteer Website

Learn, Grow, Eat & Go!, a 10-week nutrition, gardening, and physical activity curriculum for elementary schools and students in after-school programs

¡Si, Yo Puedo Controlar Mi Diabetes!, ¡Si, Yo Puedo Controlar Mi Diabetes!is a 7-week diabetes self-management program for Spanish-speaking adults with type 2 diabetes and over the age of 18. Classes are offered once a week in community settings such as churches, libraries, and hospitals. The aim of Si, Yo Puedo is to empower participants with lifestyle skills to better control their diabetes

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