CSTP: Center for South Texas Programs

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About Us Mission and Goals Contacts

Mission

The South Texas AHEC Program is committed to improving the health status and quality of life for residents of South Texas. Our mission is to improve access to culturally competent and quality health care through appropriate preparation, composition, and distribution of the health professional workforce in a primarily underserved and highly impoverished 38 counties of South Texas.

Goals

  • To maintain and improve the established administrative relationship with practitioners, community leaders, and educational institutions.
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  • To support the Bureau of Health Professional’s National Workforce Goal of improving access to quality health care through appropriate preparation, composition, and distribution of the health professional workforce.
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  • To increase the number of primary care physicians and other health professionals by developing strong “pipeline” programs throughout South Texas.
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  • To conduct training programs for health professionals and students in health professions schools to improve health care by understanding the cultural barriers and challenges faced by South Texas Border populations.
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  • To develop relationships with practitioners and community-based researchers to improve health care by disseminating research findings relevant to the population.