The Binational Health Council (SMAC) will be holding their annual conference on Friday, October 10, 2014, from 8AM to 5PM at the Multi-Purpose Center in Rio Grande City, Tx. Health professionals from the United States and Mexico will come together to provide information on health issues affecting residents on both sides of the border.
Where you live effects how you live- you simply can’t make healthy choices if good choices aren’t available to you! Ways to prevent chronic health issues like obesity and Type 2 Diabetes will be emphasized. Working on Wellness (WOW) coalition members from Starr County will be present, as will Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. Gardening and food demonstrations will be provided to highlight some of the ways we are working to inform residents about making healthier choices.
Also highlighted will be ways to continue promoting screenings and early detection of chronic health conditions. Efforts are underway to schedule screening events for the fall 2014 in Starr County. Check back to this site for a list of dates, locations and times to attend free or low cost screenings.