South Texas AHEC Centers:
Lower Rio Grande Valley AHEC |
Mid Rio Grande Border AHEC
South Central AHEC |
South Coastal AHEC |
Southwest Border AHEC
The commitment of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to the Mid Rio Grande Border region formally began in 1993 with the establishment of the Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center (MRGB AHEC). This commitment was further demonstrated with the opening of the D.D. Hachar Building in 2002 at the UTHSCSA Regional
Campus located in Laredo, Texas. A number of programs started under the AHEC have been continued, enhanced, and expanded over the years. The MRGB AHEC continues to work in collaboration with its partners to increase the opportunities for entry into health careers, improve health status, and impact the quality of life of the region’s residents.
Julie Bazan, MHA
Diana Garcia, M.Ed
Eloisa A. Volpe, BBA
Health Careers Coordinator
Community Needs Assessment: In 2011, the MRGB AHEC in collaboration with Laredo/Webb County Health Department and UTHSCSA Center for South Texas Programs will conduct a community health and workforce needs assessment for Laredo/Webb County region. The goal of the assessment is to determine the current, emerging and future needs of the area, to set priorities and to develop strategies to address the needs of the region.
The Mid Rio Grande Border AHEC is a proud sponsor along with the U.S. Border Patrol, KGNS-TV Head of the Class Program and Youth of the Month programs. The programs highlight outstanding seniors who excel among their peers due to their academic success and good citizenship. The MRGBAHEC exposes these students to the various programs at the UTHSCSA Campus and the MRGBAHEC.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. On Saturday, January 14, 2012, students enrolled in the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Youth Health Service Corp (YHSC) will volunteer their time to help beautify the environment. The group will gather at Lake Casa Blanca State Park in observance of Martin Luther King (MLK) Day of Service and work to in teams to help clean the park.
The Mid Rio Grande Border AHEC will partner with the U.S. Border Patrol, Laredo Sector and Judge Oscar Martinez to offer the Rewarding, Education, Attitude and Leadership (REAL) Program staring January 2012. The mission of this program is to re-direct students who are considered to be “at risk” students and motivate them tomake responsible choices and pursue a higher education.
The Mid Rio Grande Border AHEC collaborates with other community agencies in the monthly Farmers Market event held at the heart of Laredo, Texas. Students enrolled in AHEC programs are given the opportunity to volunteer and learn about various farming opportunities as well as vegetables, fruits, spices and other home grown food items.
Youth Health Service Corp & Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Training
Career Fair Events at Various Schools in the Region
U. S. Border Patrol Head of the Class
Texas A&M International Career Fair Exposition
Laredo Community College Career Fair Exposition
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