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The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine was recognized as a finalist for the Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
The AAMC noted five areas where the school is addressing community needs through clinical and scholarly means.
- The School of Medicine was a founding member of the Bexar County Health Collaborative, a community consortium of health-focused organizations.
- STRONG STAR, based at UT Health San Antonio, is a federally funded network of national experts seeking the best ways to treat behavioral health problems of post-9/11 service members and veterans.
- UT Teen Health provides reproductive health information and promotes healthy life choices. Since its founding in 2003, San Antonio’s teen birth rate has declined by more than 40 percent.
- The Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics is a robust center for community service learning as well as home to six free student-faculty collaborative clinics for vulnerable populations in the community.
- The School of Medicine has worked to improve the health of Latino children and build a grassroots network through Salud America! that advocates for policy changes.