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Survey of health and environmental conditions in Texas border counties and colonias

Survey of health and environmental conditions in Texas border counties and colonias

technical report

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Published by Texas Dept. of Health in Austin, Tex .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Rio Grande Valley,
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley (Tex.),
  • Texas,
  • Lower Rio Grande Valley.,
  • Rio Grande Valley.,
  • Texas.
    • Subjects:
    • Environmental health -- Texas -- Lower Rio Grande Valley.,
    • Environmental health -- Rio Grande Valley.,
    • Health surveys -- Texas -- Lower Rio Grande Valley.,
    • Health surveys -- Rio Grande Valley.,
    • Demographic surveys -- Texas -- Lower Rio Grande Valley.,
    • Demographic surveys -- Rio Grande Valley.,
    • Mexican Americans -- Health risk assessment -- Texas.,
    • Environmental Health -- Texas.,
    • Health Surveys -- Texas.,
    • Rural Health -- Texas.,
    • Rio Grande Valley -- Environmental conditions,
    • Lower Rio Grande Valley (Tex.) -- Environmental conditions.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesSurvey of health & environmental conditions in Texas border counties and colonias
      Statement[prepared by Ronald J. Dutton ... et al.].
      SeriesTDH publication ;, no. 79-10828
      ContributionsDutton, Ronald John, 1955-., Texas. Office of Border Health.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA566.4.T4 S87 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3533437M
      LC Control Number2001432177
      OCLC/WorldCa45295845

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Survey of health and environmental conditions in Texas border counties and colonias Download PDF EPUB FB2

Survey of Health Survey of health and environmental conditions in Texas border counties and colonias book Environmental Conditions June in Texas Border Counties and Colonias 8 Survey of Health and Environmental Conditions in Texas Border Counties and Colonias Over the past decade, both sides of the Texas-Mexico border have experienced greater than a 25% increase in population.

This dramatic population increase has given. Binational Health Council Planning Workshop - Summary Report - San Antonio, Texas June; Survey of Health and Environmental Conditions in Texas Border Counties and Colonias - Executive Summary (26 pages, KB, 1 minute 37 seconds using a modem) English Spanish.

The Survey of Health and Environmental Conditions in Texas Borders Counties and Colonias, a collaborative ef-fort by the TDH, CDC, and US Environmental Protec-tion Agency, collected cross-sectional data on environ-mental health conditions from randomly selected house-holds in Cameron, Hidalgo, Webb, El Paso, Maverick, and Val Verde counties.

Inthe national median household income was $56, according to the US Census Survey, while the median household income in Texas colonias was $28, in Author: Patrick Strickland. The TCEQ’s enforcement and permitting programs can play major roles in timely delivery of water and wastewater infrastructure.

Definition: Colonias in Texas are residential subdivisions, usually in Survey of health and environmental conditions in Texas border counties and colonias book areas of a county, lacking all or some of the basic services, such as water and sewer, paved roads, electricity, drainage, etc.

The TCEQ’s Role in Colonias. Along the Texas-Mexico border, colonias residents tell identical stories: of migrating with dreams of safety and prosperity, of getting swindled Author: Emily Ramshaw. R.J. Dutton, M. Weldon, J. Shannon, C. Bowcock, M. Tackett-Gibson, C.

Blakely, et of health and environmental conditions in Texas border counties and colonias: Office of Border Health Texas Department of Health ()Cited by: All Border Colonias: 9/1/ 8/31/ Completed: All Border Counties: Borderwide: TXFD08 - 15 ; UT HEALTH SCIENCE: All Webb Colonias: 10/1/ 8/31/ Cross Sectional Survey.

Each survey was comprised of an in depth face-to-face 20 min interview consisting of 67 single-part and 21 multi-part questions, including five sections: (1) demographics; (2) living conditions; (3) perceived toxicant exposure symptoms, general health and lifestyle; (4) use and quality of various public services including medical; and (5) social Cited by: 1.

Rural Border Health The United States-Mexico border region is defined as the area of land being kilometers ( miles) north and south of the international boundary. It stretches approximately 2, miles from the southern tip of Texas to California, as set forth by the La Paz Agreement signed in Office of Border Health.

Title(s): Survey of health and environmental conditions in Texas border counties and colonias: technical report/ [prepared by Ronald J. Dutton et al.]. Country of Publication: United States Publisher: Austin, Tex.: Texas Dept.

of Health, [] Description: 1 v. Colonia in the United States has been used to be describe unincorporated, low-income, slum-areas, located along the Mexico–United States border region that emerged with the advent of informal housing.

These colonias consist of peri-urban subdivisions of substandard housing lacking in basic services such as potable water, electricity, paved roads, proper drainage, and.

Today in Texas, over colonias in the counties along the Mexican border are home to somepeople. Survey of health and environmental conditions in Texas border counties and colonias book Often lacking basic services, such as electricity, water and sewerage, fire protection, policing, schools, and health care, these "irregular" subdivisions offer the only low-cost housing available to the mostly Hispanic working poor.

Texas Water Development Board. North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX TEL: / FAX: Footer Social Media Navigation. Environmental Issues in the Texas Portion of the U.S.-Mexico Border Area The TCEQ has three regional offices along the border, as well as a Border Affairs team that focuses on cross-border, binational efforts and other activities related to environmental conditions in areas near the border.

confirmed locations in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as in non-border states such as Georgia and North Carolina.

IFHSs fall into seven categories that are based, in part, on the differences in their geography as well as the demographics and socioeconomic status of their residents.

Classic border colonias, however, are recognized to haveFile Size: 1MB. Access to Health Care Among Latinos of Mexican Descent in Colonias in Two Texas Counties Article in The Journal of Rural Health 20(3) February with 54.

MAIN LIBRARY. Perry-Castañeda Library East 21st St. Austin, TX. Phone: ()   Little is known about how health disparities affect the health status and general health perceptions of Hispanics living in Texas colonias.

The purpose of this study was to conduct a health survey of residents (n = ) of a colonia community on the border between El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. Instruments used in this study included a Cited by: Access information about locations, boundaries, roads, water features and community resources for over 2, colonias in 31 border area counties.

Texas General Land Office Geographic Information Systems Data. GIS datasets such as highways, hydrography, county boundaries, parks, topology, ecology, geology, state leases, pipelines and beaches. Objectives This report summarizes the results of a cross-sectional study in Cameron Park in – to identify disease prevalence and health concerns among colonia residents and to identify environmental exposures to potentially adverse environmental conditions.

Results Asthma and allergies were among the most prevalent respiratory diseases reported in Cited by: Environmental health training of promotoras in colonias along the Texas-Mexico border Article (PDF Available) in American Journal of Public Health 91(4) May with 52 Reads.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently published a report called “Las Colonias in the 21st Century: Progress Along the Texas-Mexico Border” that focuses on infrastructure, housing, economic opportunity, education, and health in colonias in El Paso, Maverick, Webb, Starr, Hidalgo, and Cameron counties.

The colonias in these six counties. Video: Health and Conditions in Texas' Colonias On the Texas side of the U.S. border with Mexico, an estimated half a million people live in colonias, impoverished subdivisions that often lack Author: Emily Ramshaw.

A report by the Texas Secretary of State found that the number of colonias having access to potable water, paved access roads and operational wastewater disposal systems rose from in to in (serving a total population of more thanpeople).3 That same report by the Texas Secretary of State, however, found that.

water, roads), platting, and health care information for colonias in the six Texas counties with the highest number of colonias. These counties are Cameron, El Paso, Hidalgo, Maverick, Star, and Webb.

The powerful CHIPS report generator ranks each colonia based on its level of infrastruc­ ture development in relation to its health : Jean W. Parcher. (c) The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, in consultation with the Texas Water Development Board, by rule shall require a person who submits a plat under Subsection (a) to transmit to the Texas Water Development Board and any groundwater conservation district that includes in the district's boundaries any part of the subdivision.

• According to a survey conducted in by the Texas Department of Health, in 96 colonias in six border counties (Cameron, El Paso, Hidalgo, Maverick, Val Verde and Webb), almost half of the colonia households make less than $ a month.

• Median annual income is estimated at $7,$11, per household. He and his mother, Iris, are among aboutTexans who live in colonias — unincorporated border communities that often lack basic services such as water, electricity and sewage. In   Presents an analysis of border counties, both urban and rural, by comparing these counties to other counties within the four border states, and to rural and urban counties in the rest of the U.S.

Provides county-level rates and statistics for socio-demographic factors, the physical environment, access to care, and health outcomes. Border Influenza Initiative El Paso County -County Wide El Paso County -County Wide ; El Paso El Paso: 9/1/ 9/1/ 8/31/ Complete 8/31/ Complete: Region Region: Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Outreach Cameron County -County Wide City of Socorro El Paso County -County Wide Hidalgo County -County Wide Hudspeth.

“The Informal and Underground Economy of the South Texas Border is an engaging, important, and meticulously researched book that offers readers new insights about the intersection of locale and informal and underground economies.” American Journal of Sociology “A powerful and important contribution to the field.

Infectious disease and the South Texas colonias. View/ Open. KNAB-MASTERSREPORTpdf (Mb) the average risk of hospitalization is greater in counties containing colonias as compared to counties which do not for the following infectious disease categories tracked by the Texas Department of State Health Services: Amebiasis Author: Brian Russell Knab.

Texas (/ ˈ t ɛ k s ə s /, also locally / ˈ t ɛ k s ɪ z /; Spanish: Texas or Tejas, pronounced ()) is a state in the South Central Region of the United is the second largest U.S.

state by area (after Alaska) and population (after California).Texas shares borders with the states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west Largest city: Houston.

Counties. The Dallas Fed study focused on the six Texas counties (shaded below in dark teal) with the highest concentration of colonias. Click a county name for more information.

Counties shaded light teal are also home to colonias. Map Source: Texas Commission on Environment Quality,   Staying healthy is also a challenge. According to the U.S.

Health Resources and Services Administration, border counties with high concentrations of colonia settlements are underserved by clinics and hospitals, and are insufficiently covered by primary and specialty care ing transportation to the few local health care centers in larger surrounding.

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE TITLE 4. HEALTH FACILITIES SUBTITLE D. HOSPITAL DISTRICTS CHAPTER HEALTH CARE FUNDING DISTRICTS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES LOCATED ON TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER SUBCHAPTER A.

GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. AADEFINITIONS. In this chapter: (1)AA"Commission" means the commission of a. resident while describing the deplorable living conditions in colonias.4 The United States-Mexico border stretches from Texas to California and is 1, miles long.5 The Texas-Mexico border alone is 1, miles long, extending from the Gulf of Mexico to El Paso, Texas.6 There are million people living on the Texas side of the border, Although records are more sketchy for Mexico, data available for border states indicate rates of hepatitis A twice those of the Texas border counties, and rates of gastrointestinal diseases ten times as high.

22 More startling is the increase in neural tube disorders—particularly anencephaly—in the Rio Grande Valley region since The Border Health Conference will be in El Paso in Augustwith the overall theme of Access to Care.

Specific topics and potential speakers are being discussed now. Follow the Border Health Caucus on Facebook and Twitter for details. And remember to check this page for more details as they’re developed. review health care and health education needs in a county pdf along the Texas-Mexico border (Border region).

Specifically, the Board would “review current methods of medical training for health care professionals” and TDH would “determine the future medical services, health care services and other needs of the Border region.”.A recent report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, “Las Colonias in the 21st Century: Progress Along the Texas-Mexico Border”, provides context for the discussion.

Texas colonias, home to an estimatedpeople, represent one of. A major challenge faced by public ebook is eliminating health disparities and ebook quality of life. Mexican Americans living in colonias along the Texas-Mexico border comprise one of the most disadvantaged and difficult to reach minority groups in the United States.

This article examines health-related quality of life (HRQL) in Hispanics, specifically .