Creating a

Culture of Health

in the Rio Grande Valley

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Our Priorities

Tu Salud ¡Si Cuenta! is evidence-based, collaborative, innovative, and results-driven - focused on improving health outcomes. What began in Brownsville, Texas as a movement to address alarmingly high rates of obesity and diabetes, has gained momentum and spread to neighboring cities across Cameron County and beyond, resulting in healthier individuals, families, and communities! Our priorities include:

Evidenced-based
prevention and intervention projects

Policy Change

Environmental change

chronic disease
prevention & Control

focus on
underserved population

Get Involved

Tu Salud ¡Si Cuenta! works with community partners to create programs and events that align with our priorities. Below are just a few of the ways to get involved.

Access TeachING & Learning Resources

Find valuable teaching and learning resources to help you promote health and wellness in your community.

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Join Our Free Exercise Classes

Get moving! Find free exercise classes in your city. Classes include Yoga, Zumba®, Circuit Training and much more!

Join Our Free Exercise Classes

The Challenge-RGV

More than a weight-loss competition; it’s an opportunity for participants to start living a healthier & more active lifestyle!

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Collaborate With Us

Take part in the Collaborative Action Board and help us create a healthier Rio Grande Valley community.

Collaborate With Us

Salud y vida

A free diabetes management program focused on uninsured residents or those with Medicaid or Medicare that have uncontrolled diabetes and are over 18 years old.

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healthy lifestyle goals

The Diabetes Prevention Program provides the resources necessary to help individuals reach their healthy lifestyle goals.

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Improve Your Nutrition

From cooking classes to healthy recipes and correct portion sizes, get the resources you need to improve your nutrition.

Improve Your Nutrition

Brownsville Wellness Coalition

Brownsville Wellness Coalition Offers various programs to increase access to fresh, healthy food.

Build a Culture of Health

Do you want to build a Culture of Health in your community? Read through the Action Framework.

Read Framework

The Latest

Stay up to date with the latest news, events, recipes, free exercise classes and much more.

August 16, 2017

Our Impact

Your health matters Tu Salud ¡Si Cuenta! (Your Health Matters!) has been creating a “Culture of Health” in the Rio Grande Valley since 2003— 18 years of innovative, community-led efforts resulting in a healthier place to live! What began in…

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The Happy Kitchen

May 17, 2022

The Happy Kitchen

The Happy Kitchen / La Cocina Alegre®  — cooking classes and nutrition education — teaches participants the importance and benefits of eating healthy foods and instructs them in how to cook nutritious, low-cost meals using fresh, locally-sourced foods. The long-term goals for participants are to…

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May 17, 2022

Combes Virtual Cooking Class

  Virtual Cooking Class through Zoom To Join this class, click on the blue button on the right and log in into zoom using the credentials below: Meeting ID: 7384642118 Password: LCA Enter Meeting ID number on box, click the…

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August 16, 2017

Collaborative Action Board

CREATING A HEALTHY RGV COMMUNITY The Collaborative action board meets quarterly to strategize environmental, policy and system change, including provision of quality preventive services, in order to improve health in the Rio Grande Valley. The Collaborative Action Board (CAB) is…

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Our Partners