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nursing students and CHWs at Kingsville Visit

New Partnership with Kingsville Community

March 13, 2020

Beginning late last fall, the LRGV AHEC has hosted a weekly community health worker training course for members of the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, in Kingsville, TX. The course is led by LRGV’s Janie Escanero, CHW-I, and currently has three students (Charlotte Lewis, Donia Tatum, Andy Shelton). Prior to the start of the […]



Salud en Mis Manos (SEMMx)

March 13, 2020

SEMMx is in full effect at South Coastal AHEC! We are excited to get the word out about Salud En Mis Manos/Health in My Hands, education for Hispanic or Latina women regarding prevention and early detection of breast and cervical cancer and offer these women free or low-cost mammogram, pap smears and HPV vaccines. Our […]


South Central AHEC Scholars Win Poster Prize

March 13, 2020

Congratulations to our Scholars Gazhal Rashidi, Alyssa Crawford, Taylor Tisdale, Ifeoma Nkemakolam, Tamara Williams and Carlos Hinojosa! Their poster entitled “The Importance of Interprofessional Team-Based Care for the Homeless Population in San Antonio” was selected by the UT Health San Antonio interprofessional (IPE) poster review committee as the 2020 Community Service Learning Conference 3rd Place IPE Winner. Our Center […]


MRGB AHEC Scholar Students at Health Fair

MRGB AHEC Scholars Serve Community

March 13, 2020

The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars program is a two-year program for college and university students enrolled in a health program to enhance their knowledge and offer real life experiences in a health setting. The program is offered at no cost and is one of many valuable services offered by MRGB AHEC to engage […]



Kleberg Prenatal Health Project, Community Health Clubs

November 12, 2019

Overall goal for the project is to identify the factors that increase the risk of maternal mortality or morbidity for Hispanic/Latina women in South Texas. Two focus groups were conducted to identify these barriers and provided information necessary to create and administer a Maternal Health Club using the a “Prenatal Healthcare Model.”  


Community Health Clubs

November 12, 2019

Community Health Clubs (CHCs) in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) are community-based organizations dedicated to improving public health in communities. CHCs are voluntary clubs where members of targeted communities meet once a week for a couple of hours to learn about health issues in their community. In March of 2019, the second phase of Salud con Sabor Latino […]


AHEC Scholars Program Application Process Starts

AHEC Scholars Program Application Process Starts

October 9, 2019

The ST-AHEC is pleased to announce the opening of the application process for Winter 2019.  The AHEC Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for health and health related discipline students to gain professional experience working in an interprofessional team-based community or clinical care setting, while they are still in school. This two-year program offers didactic and […]



AHEC Scholars Program is Accepting Applicants

February 2, 2018

AHEC Scholars Program is Accepting Applicants: The South Texas AHEC Program is now accepting applicants for the AHEC Scholars Program. We are hoping to recruit at least 5 students from two of our AHEC areas (South Central and South Coastal) for our pilot, which will take place from March 1st – May 31st. Students from all health disciplines […]


Spotlight: Two community organizations set to host students for the AHEC Scholars Program

February 2, 2018

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 […]


TACKLE Project

TACKLE Project

February 2, 2018

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 […]