We at SaludToday are excited to invite you to be a part of an organization working to improve local health.
The South Texas Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program, directed by the Center for South Texas Programs at UT Health San Antonio, has built a strong health education infrastructure for the 38 counties of South Texas since 1990.
The program has sites in South Texas in San Antonio, Harlingen, Laredo, Eagle Pass, and Corpus Christi.
Each site aims to improve health on the individual and community levels by:
- training health professionals to provide culturally competent and quality care;
- developing the next generation of leaders in health care; and
- designing innovative programs promoting health and well-being.
For example, the South Central AHEC and UT School of Public Health in San Antonio (UTSPH) will host their free 7th Annual Public Health Camp on July 10-14, 2017, in San Antonio to provide students entering 11th and 12th grades a glimpse into careers available in the field of public health. Campers participate in field trips, interactive presentations, and public health discussions, and receive guidance on careers and educational opportunities.
Join the email list of the South Texas AHECs to get insight on more local events, research projects, health news, educational courses, job opportunities, and more.
“Our centers foster community, education, health, research and wellness through the many events and projects they lead. Through our newsletter, the South Texas AHEC aims to celebrate these tremendous efforts, inform our readers about public health topics, and create a community of healthy South Texans,” said Joe Zapata, project coordinator of the South Texas AHEC.