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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Congressman Gonzalez Announces $400,000 Medical Grant for University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

June 17, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) a $400,000 grant for their Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) Program.

“All Central and South Texans deserve access to affordable, quality healthcare,” said Congressman Gonzalez. “These funds will allow UTRGV to continue educating and training the next generation of medical professionals that will provide top notch, comprehensive care in our region.”

“We are grateful to Congressman Vicente Gonzalez for his unwavering support of the UTRGV School of Medicine and the Department of Health and Human Services for awarding this grant,” said John H. Krouse, Executive Vice President for the Division of Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine. “This funding will allow us to fulfill our promise to train health care providers who will serve the Rio Grande Valley and increase access to health care for residents of this region.”

The PCTE Program seeks to support enhanced training for future and current primary care practitioners, strengthen the primary care workforce and promote primary care practice, particularly in underserved and rural areas.

Congressman Gonzalez remains committed to working in a bipartisan way to develop innovative ideas to lower health care costs, providing increased access to affordable, quality health care and securing funding for medical research and training for the people of Central and South Texas.