Community Health Workers (CHW), also known throughout the state of Texas as Promotor(as), have been around for decades, and the value they bring to diverse programs has been documented extensively. Some community health workers are men, but most are...

Fact or Fiction?

You’ll catch a cold if you go out in the cold weather unprotected. . . Cracking your knuckles will cause arthritis. . . Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be contracted from toilet seats. . . Performing a biopsy or...

Teenage Angst

I was one of those kids raised in a large school. My graduating class was more than 600 students. Nobody knew me and I did not have any close friends. School was a place that I went to at...
I’m being honest, I didn’t always hold a high opinion of “rural americans.” I was raised in the city, proud and privileged. I thought most rural folks were, well, backward. Over time, my feelings have changed. I would now...