Where Health and Education Form a Community

 As a community-based nonprofit agency, the Mid Rio Grande Border AHEC links students to health careers, professionals to educational resources and citizens to healthy living.  This is accomplished by offering continuing education, health career awareness, and health literacy throughout the communities.

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In addition, information on services available for proper care and support for those diagnosed with cancer. The goal is to remind community members and health care providers about the importance of cancer prevention. To kick off the educational series, leaders from Webb, Jim Hogg ad Zapata Counties are scheduled to proclaim January as Cervical Cancer Awareness month in their respective county. All activities begin the week of January 11th. Each virtual presentation is geared to a specific audience and is offered at no cost

Scheduled Events
· During the week of January 11th Virtual Proclamations by Webb, Jim Hogg and Zapata County leaders· January 16th at 10:00 a.m. Cancer Prevention Presentation for College/ University Students· January 20th & 21st at 1:00 p.m. Cancer Prevention Presentation for Providers· January 21st at 1:00 p.m. Cervical Cancer Primary and Secondary Prevention for Community Health Workers· January 28th at 3:00 p.m. Cancer Prevention Presentation for all community members
According to the National Institutes of Health, cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. However, in the past 40 years, the number of cases of cervical cancer and the number of deaths from cervical cancer have decreased significantly. This decline largely is the result of many women getting regular Pap tests which can find cervical precancer before it turns into cancer. Today cervical cancer is considered a preventable cancer that strikes approximately 13,800 women in the United States each year. The Area Health Education Center of the Mid Rio Grande Border Area is an outreach program under the UT Health San Antonio and is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life in the communities by increasing the number of well-trained health care workers; enhancing academic resources; and fostering a healthy lifestyle through community education programs. For additional information and to register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (956)712-0037 to reserve your space.

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MRGB AHEC serves 5 counties

MRGB AHEC serves the counties of Dimmit, Duval, La Salle, Webb and Zapata. The people of these counties count on AHEC to provide health and wellness educational programs.

A few programs offered include:

Mental health is a growing topic in our community and AHEC wants to help the community in any way they can. We do this by providing education on mental health topics, training sessions on how to respond to youth in a crisis and holding a mental health annual conference to promote awareness among health professionals.

We would like to remind the community to take time for yourself because your mental health is important to your overall well being. If you are experiencing a crisis please use these listed resources.

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Are you a student wondering about your educational future?

  • AHEC can introduce you to all health careers.

  • AHEC can introduce you to health professionals and schedule shadowing and mentoring experiences.

  • AHEC can help you explore higher education programs.

Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt charitable organization registered in the United States


 Mid Rio Grande Border AHEC Program Copyright © 2021
1505 Calle Del Norte, Ste. 430  |  Laredo, Texas 78041
T: (956) 712-0037  |  F: (956) 712-8601  |  bazan@mrgbahec.org