Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Border Physicians on Capitol Hill

Texas doctors continued their advocacy efforts today to improve access to health care and strengthen public health infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) with TMA President Austin King, MD, and Luis Benavides, MD, kicks off 9th Annual Border Health Conference in DC.
Border physicians, U.S. representatives, and health care experts participated in five panel discussions during the Border Health Conference. After the conference, TMA physicians visited with their Texas representatives.

From left to right: Gilbert Handal, MD, El Paso; Michelle Romero, TMA Lobbyist; Rep. Filemon Viela (D-TX), Yasmin Maldonado, MD, Brownsville; and Luis Benavides, MD, Laredo.
Here’s some media coverage of the conference:
Border region doctors head to Washington for helpKXAN News
Border Health Conference To Look At Impact Of Transient DiseasesCBS DFW

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