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.
Now is the 'Last Call' for Health Profession Students.The South Texas AHEC is closing the winter 2019 AHEC Scholars Program application process. This two-year program is a unique opportunity for medical and health-related discipline students to gain practical experience working in an inter-professional team-based community or clinical care setting -- all while they are still in school. Beyond mere didactics, our practiced learning experiences take the student's traditional curriculum to the next level.
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.
The first 'Memory Café' of 2019 will be co-hosted by Caring for the Caregiver and Jefferson Outreach on February 4, 2019 from 10:00am-11:30am at 2201 St. Cloud, SA, TX. Walk-ins welcome. No registration is required.
The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s & Neurodegenerative Diseases, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, invite you to the South Texas Alzheimer’s Conference for collaboration and discussion on transformational care, research and therapeutics in Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is approaching the status of a public health crisis. Of any other demographic, the Hispanic population is projected to see the most growth in developing the disease. Despite the higher risk rates, there is less research being done within the Hispanic community.
Dedicated to serving the community of South Texas, the Biggs Institute’s inaugural conference will focus on the themes of Alzheimer’s disease in the Hispanic population and personalized and precision approaches to dementia prevention, diagnosis and care.