Hidalgo County’s Health and Human Services department has received state recognition in the form of a Gold Award. The award comes from the Texas Healthy Communities Program for efforts to reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke, as well as other chronic diseases in the county.
“This award is a direct result of collaborative efforts of a workgroup coordinated by Ricardo Salinas,” said Eduardo “Eddie” Olivarez. Olivarez serves as Health and Human Services chief administrative officer.
At the completion of an THCP assessment, Hidalgo County scored of 97.5 points out of a possible 100. Olivarez said in addition to staff, the success is the result of a countywide team effort.