Serving Texas

Texas A&M works to address residency shortage in Texas

April 6, 2016
With fewer residency positions than graduates, physicians face uncertain futures

Texas A&M Health Science Center receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation

April 5, 2016
CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation recognizes the organization’s extraordinary commitment to the health of its employees and their families

Expanding the health care workforce in Central Texas

March 29, 2016
Texas A&M College of Medicine receives $525,000 from St. David’s Foundation to grow the health care workforce in Central Texas

The hands that give: Community health workers provide more than just health education

September 16, 2015

Community health workers are a vital part of the Texas A&M Diabetes Education Program. By providing continuous, supportive and effective care for people with diabetes, community health workers are a key component to increasing the quality of care and improving diabetes outcomes in low-income populations.

Meeting the demand for patient-centered care with $5.4 million in grant funding

July 21, 2015

More than 5 million Texans live in dentally underserved areas, according to 2014 numbers from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Of those individuals, more than 1.5 million did not receive dental services the same year. What makes those figures even more staggering is that the needs of these vulnerable, underserved populations are not limited to dental care. Where oral health is lacking, there also may be unmet medical or psychosocial needs.

Texas A&M pharmacy students reach out to South Texas at Project SHINE

December 18, 2014

Texas A&M pharmacy students, in collaboration with other health professionals, combat preventable diseases by providing free health screenings at Project SHINE (Service & Help through Interprofessional Networking Experience), targeting low-income, border communities in South Texas. The students received a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families initiative to provide free flu shots for the community.

Ho, Ho… Humbug: Texas A&M health educators help South Texans avoid the holiday blues to control their diabetes

December 8, 2014

The holidays are supposed to bring joy, but for many, the holidays also bring on more stress. Chronic stress can exacerbate existing illnesses, which is why health educators with the Texas A&M Health Science Center Diabetes Education Program provide their clients with stress and depression management techniques to help control their diabetes.

Texas A&M Health Science Center awarded grant to extend diabetes education in South Texas

November 17, 2014

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center (CBHEC) has been awarded a $150,000 grant to expand diabetes education in South Texas.

Chords of healing

October 31, 2014

When Ashley Smith, a third-year dental student at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, isn't treating patients in the clinic, she can be found at the Baylor Sammons Cancer Center next door to the college, playing piano for patients and their families as part of the hospital's Healing Arts Program.