Today’s society is faced with major preventable health threats including lifestyle disease (heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes type 2, stroke, obesity, overweight, and cancer); infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS-STDS; skyrocketing mental and psychological problems (stress, violence, crimes); an alarming decline in social, family, moral, and spiritual values.
Leaning on its innovative and whole person approach to health – “Total Health”, DLH is taking groundbreaking strides to ensure safe, long and healthy lives for countless people in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) of South Texas.
The RGV is made up of four Counties: Starr County, Hidalgo County, Willacy County, and Cameron County. As of January 1, 2012, the Texas State Data Center estimated the population of the RGV at 1,305,782. According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2010, 88.1% of Cameron County, 90.6% of Hidalgo County, 95.7% of Starr County, and 87.2% of Willacy County are Hispanic.
We need your ongoing monetary support to sustain our life-changing community health promotion and education outreach program which improves the quality of life for all people; and stresses disease prevention as well as preventive care at grass-roots level. Please donate today.