Community health starts for a community at need
The name “Texas” is based on the word “tejas.” It’s a Spanish adaptation of a word used by East Texas Caddo Indians meaning “allies” or “friends.” Texas is a friendly state, and although not everybody will speak the same language or share the same culture, the friendliness is something that every Texan—from Brownsville to Amarillo—can understand.
Friends care for each other, and allies help each other. And when it comes to battling major public health problems like chronic disease and poor health care networks, South Texas has a new ally. Healthy South Texas is a program dedicated to improving the lives of everyone in the South Texas region, in addition to setting a foundation for interdisciplinary success in education and applied research for future generations of health care professionals.
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