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Everyone counts: Promoting Census participation along the U.S. Mexico Border

To make sure historically undercounted populations along the Texas-Mexico border are included in the 2020 census, UTHealth is joining forces with the U.S. Census Bureau, community health workers, and local organizations to launch a collaborative campaign in the El Paso region. The outreach is driven by community health workers, who are trusted members within these hard-to-count populations. Our efforts focus on educating and communicating the importance of the census, and ensuring we count everyone. Many of the hard-to-count populations live in health professional shortage areas in Texas, so an accurate count is crucial to closing the gap of what health care is available to support the well-being and mental health of those living in on the U.S. Mexico border.


Dr. Louis Brown, Principal Investigator