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Hines named to national advisory committee

Physicians at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio earned praise for their leadership in the state’s largest medical specialty organization, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP).

The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) selected Teresa M. Hines, M.P.H., of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages.

As associate director of the Health Education Training Centers Alliance of Texas (HETCAT) since 1992, Hines helped build coalitions for a statewide immunization initiative, developed a method to evaluate the health of children up to 5 years old who live in extreme poverty, and coordinated with the Texas Department of Health on an HIV project.
Hines’ work has supported HETCAT in its mission to improve the supply, distribution, quality and efficiency of personnel providing health services to Hispanic and other populations, particularly along the Texas-Mexico border.

The HRSA Bureau of Health Professions’ Division of Interdisciplinary Community-Based Programs helps academic heath institutions create partnerships with state agencies and with communities the institutions serve in order to educate students in community-based settings while addressing urgent health care needs.

Contact: Aileen Salinas or Will Sansom