Hurricane Harvey made landfall the evening of Aug. 25, 2017, near Rockport, where maximum sustained winds were 130 miles per hour. The Category 4 hurricane left in its wake massive destruction of homes and buildings in this small coastal town and the surrounding areas.
The School of Nursing’s mission, values and vision specifically state a call to action for social justice, diversity, inclusion and advocacy. The recently launched Pride Community Clinic (PCC) personifies all of these and more.
As health care in the United States moves from hospital-based treat and release to patient-centered wellness care, the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio is strengthening community clinic partnerships and reemphasizing the impact social and behavioral determinants of health have on individuals in vulnerable populations.
Since its inception by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC) Program has been tasked with improving local residents’ access to competent and quality primary health care by recruiting qualified health professionals to work in underserved areas.
UT Health San Antonio operates the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic (SARHC) in partnership with the Center for Refugee Services of San Antonio, a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the wellness, self-sufficiency and successful community integration of resettled refugees and their families.
Nursing students are working interprofessionally with other health care profession students at UT Health San Antonio as part of a unique research project that encourages them to work as a cohesive team.
Doctoral student Lorraine Barton, M.S.N., B.S.N., RN, compiled a questionnaire to help clinical staff at a non-traditional high school identify social and behavioral issues that can be detrimental to students’ health.