About Us

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The Texas AHEC East-Greater Houston Region is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the health of our population, especially the underserved, by creating partnerships with and among community and academic organizations.

 

4014 Market Streeet, Suite W111
Houston, Texas 77020

Phone: 713-592-6411

Fax: 713-592-6411

MSEARCH 2018

U.S. National Libraries of Medicine / South Central Region

Mobile Systems Education and Resources for Consumer Health (MSEARCH) is an electronic skill building program focused on educating seniors’ how to navigate National Libraries of Medicine (NLM) health information website using mobile device technology. Partnerships developed with the City of Houston Health Department and Neighborhood Centers Inc. has provided outreach opportunities to access senior populations. This program is an expansion of the Operation Computer Literacy Increasing Consumer Knowledge for Seniors (CLICKS) program that was initially developed and successfully implemented by the Greater Houston Region in 2010.  As a result of these programs, approximately 273 seniors from 14 community organizations learned basic computer and Internet navigation skills necessary to access the credible health websites.more...

 

All of Us

U.S. National Libraries of Medicine / South Central Region

The All of Us Research Program is a key element of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). Through advances in research, technology, and policies that empower patients, the PMI will enable a new era of medicine in which researchers, health care providers, and patients work together to develop individualized care.more...

 

 

University of Texas Houston School of Nursing

University of Texas Houston School of Nursing
The Greater Houston Region facilitates service learning experiences for UT Houston School of Nursing by creating opportunities for students to apply their clinical and didactic skills in a community setting. The Greater Houston Region has provided community experiences for 152 nursing students since 2012. These students engaged in curriculum development, classroom instruction and community outreach.

 

Specific projects included:
Operation CLICKS and MSEARCH - electronic skill building programs focused on senior populations developing basic computer or mobile tablet device skills to access credible health information on the Internet.
The Senior Wellness Program-Through this initiative we aim to increase awareness of healthy behavior and provide a supportive environment which empowers seniors to make healthy lifestyle choices. The purpose of this program is to support the health and well-being of seniors by facilitating the implementation of evidenced-based activities designed to increase independence and enhance the quality of life of seniors over the age of 55.
Sunnyside Update-This project provided an opportunity to conduct a health information needs assessment project in the Sunnyside area (an economically underserved area in Houston Texas). Through this initiative, 850 residents provided valuable feedback related to how they preferred to receive health information. The Sunnyside population of approximately 21,000 is disproportionately affected by limited access to healthy food, drug use, sexually transmitted diseases, obesity related illness, criminal activity and low income.
School Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey Project
Texas AHEC East – Greater Houston Region is partnering with the University of Texas School of Public Health at Austin, as well as the University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston to implement the School Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) project. Through this initiative; 2nd, 4th, 8th, and 11th grade students across the Greater Houston region will receive basic health assessments to determine their health status and risks associated with obesity. Since its inception, over 322 school districts and 65,000 students have participated in the SPAN project.