Embracing the Border

Wow. It’s been a whirlwind of an adventure since I last reflected on this trip, but that was before I even arrived. We’ve been in South Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, for 4 days now and it has been an eye opening experience: through both a public health and humane lens. I’ve been working…

Over the Border for Care

I’ve never considered leaving the US to drive to Canada for a physician visit, or a trip to the dentist. But making such international crossings are something many in the South Texas border region do on a regular basis. This aspect of the region was not something that I had really considered much before beginning…