March, April, May 2017

“Maybe the nation can learn from Kleberg County. We can truly make a positive difference.”

— Kleberg County Judge Rudy Madrid

Healthy South Texas in Kingsville hosted its official Grand Opening at the Kleberg County Courthouse on Monday, March 20. Judge Rudy Madrid addressed a crowd of about 75 people.

Local dignitaries and CBHEC leadership prepared to cut the ribbon to signify that the Kleberg location is officially "open for business."
Members of the community watch as Judge Madrid speaks on the importance of having a diabetes education program in Kleberg County.
“We’re so happy to have you here!”

— Jim Mahon, ambassador for the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce

Healthy South Texas officially opened its Lake Jackson location to the public March 23. Kristy and Tanya hosted an open house for local medical professionals March 21.

The team in Lake Jackson held an open house for local medical professionals on March 21.
Hilda (from left), Dale, Tanya, Kristy and Linda participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Lake Jackson's Diabetes Education and Medication Assistance Programs on March 23. Photo credit: Sarah Rencurrel/The Facts

CME held its annual asthma conference April 1st. More than 130 physicians, nurses and other health professionals got to hear some great discussions from distinguished speakers!

The Asthma Education Program set up a mock bedroom at the conference to see how many asthma triggers attendees could spot. How many can you find?

The conference owes its success to these three wonderful ladies! Thanks Cheryl, Naida and Letty!

We hosted six Healthy Families, Healthy Communities Expos at CCISD high schools. As a result, more than 520 CCISD employees got their health screenings and countless others received educational materials, incentives and door prizes! Thank you to EVERYONE who sacrificed their Saturdays to pitch in for these events!
At the Carroll expo, Selina demonstrated the effects of long-term tobacco use with REAL pig lungs. No, they don't "oink" when inflated.
HFHC Expo Highlights: Giveaways, health screenings, and, of course, Mary!

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CME hosted its annual Tropical and Infectious Diseases Conference on April 21 and 22. Experts in their fields offered lectures on topics such as murine typhus, Zika, the human body's microbiome and vaccine hesitancy.

Dr. Carrie Byington, Senior Vice President of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, discussed the molecular detection of respiratory viruses at the conference. Dr. Byington also toured our facilities and is impressed with the work being done by CBHEC and HST!
Dr. Herbert DuPont spoke to medical professionals about how the human body has trillions of bacteria in the gut that provide countless benefits to vital processes and functions.
An audience member listens during one of the speaker's talks at the TID conference.

We made our way out to Laredo on Saturday, April 29, to host an HFHC Expo. More than 200 members of the communities attended!

An expectant mom won a much-needed crib at the Laredo expo.
Just havin' fun!
Laredo mayor Pete Saenz paid us a visit!
Local kids got to do some fun activities (which is good for them) and they got some educational materials (great for their parents)!
Delia helps one of the event-goers get a raffle ticket.

We partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to host a Healthy Families, Healthy Communities Expo in McAllen, Texas, on Saturday, May 13.

"Texas A&M has been a great friend to our region. If you take advantage of these resources, you’re going to have a longer, healthier and happier life.”

— Bobby Villarreal, district director for U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez

About 575 people from Starr, Hidalgo and Nueces counties stopped by our expo to get valuable health information, wellness screenings and, of course, door prizes!

People were lined up to the door to register when we kicked off at 9 a.m.
Every family that attended received free diapers!
So cute!
This lucky mom won a Pack N Play for her baby!


Lindsey Hendrix/Les Cockrell

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