Panhandle Wildfire Relief Resources

Are you looking to help the residents of the Texas Panhandle who sustained losses due to recent wildfires?
Please visit this page for livestock supply points and information on how to make a monetary donation. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service thanks you for your support of Texans.

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Healthy South Texas

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Launched in September 2015 in the 27 southern counties of the state, Healthy South Texas focuses on reducing high impact diseases and their consequences.


Rusty R. Hohlt, Ed.D
Associate Director
Address: 10345 Hwy 44
Corpus Christi, TX 78406

Monday – Friday – 8 AM – 5 PM

Launched in September 2015 in the 27 southernmost counties of the state, from Brazoria to Cameron County, Healthy South Texas is the pilot program of Healthy Texas and focuses on reducing the highest impact diseases and their consequences in the region. This accounts for about 10 percent of the state’s population, much of which are underserved and under-resourced. The general population here outnumbers physicians 1,000 to one, and five of these counties have no physician at all.

The vision of Healthy South Texas is to foster creative and sustainable partnerships across Texas communities that will demonstrate improvement of health outcomes with an emphasis on the most vulnerable populations, through education, services, research, and policy change. When partnering both the clinical and public health expertise of Texas A&M University Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health) with the unmatched statewide network of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, they can engage communities across Texas in effective health education programming.

Healthy South Texas has enhanced the health of thousands of Texans through prevention education, self-management health programs, health professional education and training, and wellness activities focused on diabetes, nutrition, physical activity, youth outreach, and family health. The initiative uses existing infrastructure to reach Texans and improve population health.

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