Brownsville Public Health and Wellness Director Receives Public Health Award

Arturo Rodriguez winner of the I.E. Scott Award Arturo Rodriguez winner of the I.E. Scott Award
I.E. Scott Award given to Arturo Rodriguez I.E. Scott Award given to Arturo Rodriguez

BROWNSVILLE - The city of Brownsville public health and wellness director received a public health award at the Texas Environmental Health Association 61st Annual Educational Conference.

Established in 1977, the I.E. Scott Award recognizes individuals for superior achievement and maintaining the highest levels of standards in the environmental health profession.

Arturo Rodriguez said he felt honored to receive the award. He said, “This award brings an immense level of recognition to past and present work at the local and national level, and our efforts to promote health and wellness throughout Brownsville and the Rio Grande Valley.”

As public health and wellness director, Rodriguez oversees all aspects of public health in the city of Brownsville, including foodborne disease, environmental quality, and public health and wellness promotion and advocacy. In addition, he currently serves as co-president of the Brownsville-Matamoros Bi-National Health Council.

Rodriguez holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at Brownsville and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health in Brownsville.

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