The Texas Department of State Health Services (formerly the Texas Department of Health), Office of Border Health (OBH) was created in 1993 to enhance agency efforts to promote and protect the health of border residents by reducing community and environmental health hazards along the Texas-Mexico border, in collaboration with communities and U.S. and Mexican local, state, and federal entities.
OBH has field staff in four border communities (El Paso, Harlingen, Laredo, and San Antonio) to facilitate a coordinated response to address public health concerns along the border. Staff includes experts in the field of sanitation, environmental health, toxicology, epidemiology, food safety, and policy analysis and development.
Please view the 2007 Health Risk Factors Report (PDF 2MB)
For additional information, contact:
Office of Border Health - M/C 1962
Texas Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Phone: (512) 776-7675
Fax: (512) 776-7262
||1-800-693-6699 (in United States)
||001-800-693-6699 (in Mexico)
Contact OBH by email