Hispanic Service Professionals ImageThe Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health has been accepted as a member school in Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS).

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., HSHPS is composed of schools of public health and other health professions schools that strive to strengthen the nation’s capacity to increase the Hispanic workforce to serve and promote the health of Hispanics. The organization provides academic and career development programs and services to prepare emerging health professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to address the many health disparities Hispanics and ethnic minority groups face today.

“As one of the most diverse schools of public health in the nation, our joining HSHPS is a natural fit,” said Antonio Rene, Ph.D., M.P.H., senior associate dean of academic affairs. “Since the inception of the school, we have felt strongly about developing public health leaders among the Hispanic population as evidenced by our branch campus in McAllen, Texas, where we are educating and providing services to border communities.”

The school is the 8th school of public health nationally to seek membership in HSHPS.

 

— Rae Mitchell

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