FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/06/2017
Rep. Bobby Guerra Appointed to Border Health Task Force
McAllen, TX - Representative R.D. 'Bobby' Guerra was appointed by Speaker Joe Straus to serve on the newly-established Task Force of Border Health Officials.
The task force, created in response to a bill that was passed earlier this year, is made up of public health officials from along the Texas-Mexico border; they are tasked with studying important health issues affecting the region and identifying policy priorities to improve the well-being of all border Texans.
Along with the regional health officials that make up the working group are two members of the Texas Legislature: Rep. Bobby Guerra and Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., both representing the Rio Grande Valley.
The task force is charged with identifying public health issues that disproportionately affect the border region--including obesity, diabetes, and communicable diseases such as the Zika virus--and making recommendations to the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) commissioner to address these issues. The border health task force is also encouraged to work collaboratively with Mexican border counterparts in developing solutions for certain health concerns.
Contact: Justin Cantu