• December 4, 2021
 Project Vida Health Center receives $500,000 for Bi-lingual Psychiatry Residency Program

Project Vida Health Center receives $500,000 for Bi-lingual Psychiatry Residency Program

Project Vida Health Center receives $500,000 for Bi-lingual Psychiatry Residency Program

The federal Health Resources & Services Administration has awarded $500,000 over two years to Project Vida Health Center for a bi-lingual psychiatric residency program in El Paso. Project Vida Health Center’s Cynthia Garza, M.D., is Project Director and a bi-lingual Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

Project Vida Health Center is a designated Federally Qualified Health Center. The psychiatry residency program will create linguistically and culturally prepared psychiatrists to meet the unique challenges experienced by underserved and special populations along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as other majority Hispanic communities. Recruiting residents is expected to begin in October, 2023, with the first class entering the program in 2024.

The program is a collaborative effort among Project Vida Health Center, Aliviane, El Paso Child Guidance Center, Emergence Health Network, Family Service of El Paso, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health/UT Austin, Homeward Bound, Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Rio Vista Behavioral Health, Centro San Vicente Health Center, Tenet Healthcare, and Texas Association of Community Health Centers.

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