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.
Dynamic duo Brenda Hoffman & Karem Hiarmes combating health deficits in Eagle Pass (covering Texas' Maverick, Kinney, Val Verde, Edwards, Real, Uvalde and Zavala counties), impressed visitors from the SATX home office with the February 20th Alzheimer's CareGiver Training at the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas Wellness Center. Thank you to UTHSA's Dr. Carole White and Ms. Sara Masoud plus AA’s Ms. Ginny Funk (pictured below) for their high-quality presentations.
The AHEC situated in Corpus Christi successfully trained 15+ students in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Training Course on February 27th. Their ACLS course, through lecture and live demonstration, highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication; systems of care; and recognition of and intervention in cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia stroke and ACS.