Forming healthy communities in the Rio Grande Valley

LUPE created the Health on Wheels program through our outreach department thanks to a grant from Methodist Healthcare Ministries. Health on Wheels  seeks to broaden access to healthcare in the Valley, especially in low-resource communities, by way of mobile clinics, health talks, and outreach events. The objective is to connect Valley residents with local and accessible healthcare providers and to be a resource for our members. Our program relies on Community Health Educators, to support our work and ensure the needs of the community are being met.

 

Read more about our work creating healthy communities where families remain together and all can thrive.

A basketball hoop stands at the edge of a trailer home's yard in Hidalgo County, Texas, in January. Around half a million Texans live in colonias – largely impoverished neighborhoods that fall outside of city limits and can lack basic public services.

U.S. News & World Report: On the Border, Out of the Shadows