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.
If you are a student currently enrolled or accepted to a health or health related profession program and are interested in a great opportunity to work in a team-based community-focused setting. Please visit our AHEC Scholars webpage for more information and to access the application.
Students accepted into the upcoming AHEC Scholars pilot program beginning March 1st are required to complete a 10-hour community/clinic rotation, in addition to 10-hours of didactic training. South Central AHEC, along with South Coastal AHEC, will be one of the first AHEC sites to host students as part of the AHEC Scholars program and have set up several partnerships within their respective region for students to complete their community/clinic rotation. South Central AHEC would like to highlight its’ partnership with El Bari Community Health Center and Reaching Maximum Independence, Inc.
Targeted Access to Community Knowledge, Linkage to treatment and Education- Dr. Waridibo Allison, an infectious diseases and internal medicine doctor at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio, recently partnered with South Central AHEC to lead an area network of five Ryan White HIV/AIDS program (RWHAP) funded clinics in implementing comprehensive, effective HCV screening and care treatment systems in people living with HIV including people of color across four South Texas counties.