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Mark Your Calendar
Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Annual Convention - Look for the Aggie Reception March 27!
AgriLife Advanced Leaders in the Capitol
April 23, 24, 25, 2015
Texas A&M Legacy Society
Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Intern Luncheon and Awards
March 16–Nov. 8
Exhibit: History in the Making: Texas A&M Forest Service, highlighting the agency's past 100 years, at the George Bush Presidential Library
More Events →
Healthy South Texas 2025
Reducing preventable diseases 25% by 2025
Tens of millions of dollars are spent each year in Texas on health care for preventable diseases such as diabetes, asthma and infectious disease. When left undiagnosed or unmanaged, these common maladies become emergency room visits, organ failures, amputations and worse.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension along with Texas A&M Heath Science Center aim to dramatically diminish these unnecessary consequences by focusing on prevention.
If funded by the 84th Texas Legislature this spring, The Healthy South Texas 2025 initiative will begin a pilot program in South Texas to reduce preventable diseases and their consequences by 25 percent by the year 2025. AgriLife Extension and the Health Science Center have combined to form the Texas A&M Institute for Public Health Improvement (IPHI). The institute will:
- Empower patients with education and prevention programs
- Bring together experts from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, biomedical science, public health, and extension to engage families
- Promote behavior change
- Improve the quality of medical care and disease outcomes
South Texas is an excellent place to begin because of the high number of underserved health needs. In the next 3-4 years, IPHI aims to scale up by 10 times, expanding to other regions of Texas, and later the nation.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension continues to create a culture of wellness through programs such as Dinner Tonight!, Fuel Up to Play 60, and Walk Across Texas. These programs have been established throughout the state to help educate Texans on simple, effective, affordable ways to improve health. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll look into participating in any one or more of these programs.
Read more about Healthy South Texas 2025 and other AgriLife Exceptional Items by visiting agrilife.org/84th-session.
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William "Bill" Dugas
Acting Vice Chancellor and Dean
Agriculture and Life Sciences