About Us

THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY DIABETES ASSOCIATION (RGVDA) WAS FORMED IN 2007, BY LOCAL DOCTORS AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO PROVIDE DIABETES EDUCATION TO THE RESIDENTS OF HIDALGO COUNTY. WE OPERATE AS AN INDEPENDENT AND LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT DIABETES ASSOCIATION FOR HIDALGO COUNTY.

OUR STORY

We operate as an independent and local not-for-profit diabetes association for Hidalgo County. This allows RGVDA to provide programs and services tailored specifically for our area and guarantees that ALL funds generated by RGVDA are used for the residents of Hidalgo County.

We are the second organization of this nature in the state of Texas. Our Vision is to promote a healthy community by minimizing the impact of diabetes in Hidalgo County. Our Goal is to enhance the quality of life of all persons impacted by diabetes through education.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is dedicated to the prevention of diabetes and its complications through educational services, early detection and awareness as follows: Diabetes Management, Meal Planning, Outreach Programs, Cooking Classes, school prevention programs for children, Support groups for adults and children.

Executive Board

THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY DIABETES ASSOCIATION IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE OUR NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS. MONZER YAZJI, MD - PRESIDENT AMIR ELSAYED - VICE PRESIDENT RICHARD GILLETT, MD - TREASURER SOFIA HERNANDEZ - SECRETARY JOHN KITTLEMAN - KRGV, CHANNEL 5 DOUGLAS MATNEY - REGIONAL VP JANANI KRISHNASWAMI, MD, MPH - UTRGV

Become a Volunteer

Do you like to work for your community? Here, you are welcome to our team and you can work as a volunteer. Fill out a volunteer application today to get started on giving back.

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UPCOMING EVENT

We have reoccurring events that happen every single month along with community health fairs that we will add to our calendar when they are upcoming!

Do Well, Be Well

January 15, 2019 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Place: 420 S. Closner Edinburg, TX 78539

Monthly Cooking Class

January 13, 2019 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Place: 420 S. Closner Edinburg, TX 78539

CONTACT

IF YOU FEEL THE NEED WORKING FOR DIABETES AWARENESS PLEASE CONTACT WITH US AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU LIKE TO HELP. OR, SIMPLY CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

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Contact Info

  • 420 S. Closner Edinburg, TX 78539
  • (956) 782-1900
  • dramirezrgvda@yahoo.com