South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC)
The purpose of the ST-AHEC Program is to develop and enhance education and training networks within communities, academic institutions, and community-based organizations to increase diversity among health professional, broaden the distribution of the health workforce, enhance health care quality, and improve health care delivery to rural and underserved areas and populations. The South Texas Area Health Education (ST-AHEC) Program office provides administrative, fiscal and programmatic oversight to five regional Centers. The South Texas AHEC is now housed at the UT-Health School of Nursing and reports to Dean Eileen T. Breslin.
Last month the Caring for the Caregiver program at UT Health San Antonio hosted the Dementia Friendly San Antonio Town Hall at which over 250 people were in attendance. Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other community leaders joined family caregivers and people living with dementia to speak to the importance of creating an inclusive, supportive, and proactive community.
Over 200 medical providers including medical doctors, nurses, therapists, counselors, social workers and nursing students attended the 34th Annual Update in Medicine Conference sponsored by the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Webb-Zapata-Jim Hogg County Medical Society on October 26th and 27th at the UT Health Laredo Regional Campus. The medical conference, offered each year in October, is a two-day educational event that hosts research and medical experts, from various parts of the State and various specialties.
Clean hands can keep you out of the doctor's office and maybe even save your life. It may sound like a simple concept, something that you may have learned from your parents or at school, but so many of us are getting it wrong. No worries, this short guide will show you how to properly clean your prehensile, multi-fingered appendages. The CDC has an excellent guide on how to do this. The CDC states that good hand hygiene is one of the most important steps to better health.