Brazoria * Chambers * Galveston * Hardin * Jefferson * Liberty * Matagorda * Orange
The Coastal Region includes the eight coastal counties including Brazoria, Chambers, Hardin, Liberty, Galveston, Jefferson, Matagorda, and Orange County. Over 1.2 million people live in the Coastal Region. While a large portion of them live in the few metropolitan areas, many live in the vast rural areas surrounding those cities. The leading industries include healthcare, chemical plants, education and agriculture. The region is home to Lamar University, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Texas A&M University Galveston along with multiple excellent community colleges. Coastal partners with community based, educational and healthcare agencies throughout the region to address the health needs of those we serve.
PROGRAMSCommunity Based Student Placement Support
The Coastal Regional Office provides support for real-life educational experiences within the communities we serve for multiple types of health professional students.Community Health Worker
- The Coastal Region is certified through the Texas Department of State Health Services to provide the 160 hr certification course for both Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors.
- The Coastal Region is also authorized to provide continuing education opportunities for CHWs and Instructors.
- Local community health worker/promatora associations and training sites are supported through collaboration with the Coastal Regional office and its staff.