2020 Census Project
A project led by MRGB AHEC in agreement with Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. from January 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020 to conduct educational outreach at five AHEC centers serving 35 counties (i.e., train and coordinate outreach activities with volunteers); perform educational outreach to schools and rural communities; deploy educational material for marketing (i., health fairs, schools, community centers, grocery stores); initiate media activities (i.e., radio, tv, public service announcements, billboards, banners); purchase digital marketing ads; and, establish five AHEC centers as primary outreach centers and host "help stations" with internet access points for rural areas. A majority of the 35 counties served by AHEC's centers are rural with medically underserved and young age populations. AHEC centers are in Laredo, Eagle Pass, Corpus Christi, Edinburg, and San Antonio. The 35-county area's total population of 3.4 million is 69% Hispanic, 23% uninsured, 23% below the Federal Poverty Level, and 91% medically underserved.