The Preventive Health and Health Services program aims to reduce the impact of obesity and related chronic diseases in the State of Texas by focusing on clinical and community systems-level enhancements.
Hidalgo County will focus on cross-collaboration within the agency in an effort to
provide more coordinated support of the integration of public health approaches into
the delivery of care as standard practice in healthcare systems.
a. Develop community-clinical referral mechanisms for improved obesity and
related chronic disease systems of care.
b. Facilitate evidence-based education and training for providers, patients, and
communities to ensure consistent messaging of reliable health information and
c. Encourage healthy lifestyles for individuals, families, and communities
through health promotion, outreach, and marketing.