The University of Texas Community Outreach program (UTCO) was recently recognized for helping to address the crucial problem of diabetes among Texan citizens by raising public awareness and voicing care and concern for diabetes patients during its recent quarterly meeting held in Galveston.

Associates from Cameron, Nueces, Webb and Galveston counties attended the meeting via video along with State Representative and Speaker Pro Tempore Craig Eiland, State Representative Larry Taylor, Galveston County Judge James Yarbrough and Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski. 

Jaworski presented a resolution declaring July 14, 2010 as UTCO day in Galveston. He acknowledged the collaboration of the city of Galveston with the UTCO program to increase awareness, provide education, nutrition and fitness to the citizens of Galveston and emphasizing the importance of improving healthy living habits such as exercise, portion control and proper nutrition.