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Faculty, Students Provide Care after Harvey

  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....
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Compassionate Care Offered at Pride Community Clinic

  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. In partnership with the Alamo Area Resource...
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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: Promoting Health at Community Clinics

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...
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Regional Centers Improving Access to Health Care in Rural Areas

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...
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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic

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...
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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: Healy-Murphy Center

The Healy-Murphy Center is a non-profit organization providing teens an alternative route to high school diplomas with an individualized curriculum, counseling, childcare and health services. Situated on the city’s east side, Healy-Murphy is located in an area considered to have...
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Teaching Interprofessionalism While Improving the Health of Homeless

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. The RESPECT (Realizing Enhanced Student Inter-Professional Education through...
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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: AVANCE-San Antonio

AVANCE-San Antonio offers parent education and support programs in at-risk communities including enrollment in Head Start, a federally funded preschool program. The School of Nursing provides pediatric care to the children of these families from ages two weeks to 21 years at the...
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Doctoral Research to Benefit At-Risk Teens

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. While working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice in the...
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Alumna Helps Patients Struggling with Mental Illness

Toni Brent, M.S.N., RN, PMHNP-BC, has always been intrigued by the study of the mind—earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology after becoming a registered nurse. She has dedicated her nursing career to educating those with mental health issues. In 2011, Brent completed the School...
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