Border Health Office


The University of Texas System created the Texas-Mexico Border Health Coordination Office (TMBHCO) in 1990 in response to recommendations from a task force of representatives from health-related UT System institutions and other university, state, and community agencies that continue to guide the office's activities. Since 2002, our office has been known as The University of Texas-Pan American Border Health Office (UTPA BHO). Our office offers ways to: collaborate with community-based organizations to promote health services and education, provide technical assistance to communities and institutions, and sponsor health education efforts including conferences and workshops.

The UTPA Border Health Office offers various programs that enhance efforts to further the university's goals of becoming an outstanding research institution, emphasizing collaborative partnerships and entrepreneurship, enhancing the university's engagement with the community to meet challenges and maximize opportunities, as well as infusing Inter-American and global perspectives throughout the University community.

Calendar of Events



Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes in Children
The Risk Assessment of Type 2 Diabetes in Children (formerly the ANTES program) educates and screens for Acanthosis Nigricans and performs other assessments during the yearly mandated scoliosis screenings. Acanthosis Nigricans, AN for short, is a skin condition that signals high insulin levels in the body. Persons identified with AN and have other risk factors are at risk for developing diabetes in the future. Please click on the following link to enter the Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes in Children website and to enter data.

Diabetes Registry
The purpose of the Diabetes Registry is to conduct Surveillance, Investigate, Research, Educate, and conduct Policy Development procedures in order to try and reduce the diabetes hardship through prevention and control of the disease and its complications along the Texas-Mexico border.

Contact Us

The University of Texas-Pan American
Border Health Office
1201 W. University Drive
CESS Building
Suite 1.400
Edinburg, TX 78539
phone: (956) 665-8900
fax: (956) 665-8903