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AHEC Students Assist Veterans

Published in "The Laredo Morning Times," Laredo, TX, June 13, 2016

Members of the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Student Leadership Club spent part of their Memorial Day Weekend assisting veterans at the Volunteers Serving the Need Thrift Store. A cookout to honor veterans took place following the community service event. 


Mental Health Symposium Impacts Community

Published in "The Laredo Morning Times," Laredo, TX, June 12, 2016

In observance of Mental Health Awareness month, community members and health care professionals attended the 13th Annual Mental Health & Substance Abuse Awareness Symposium held on May 11, 2016 at the Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas.


AHEC Helps Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Laredo Specialty Hospital

Published in "The Laredo Morning Times," Laredo, TX, May 21, 2016

The Laredo Specialty Hospital celebrated 10 years of service on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Both employees and members of the general community were invited to participate in the celebration. 


Groups Offer Mental Health Discussions

Published in "The Laredo Morning Times," Laredo, TX, May 09, 2016

The Area Health Education Center offers Youth Mental Health First Aid Training to adults who work directly with the youth in the community. 


AHEC Welcomes Dr. Oda Garcia

Published in "The Laredo Morning Times," Laredo, TX, May 08, 2016

The Area Health Education Center welcomes Dr. Oda Garcia as the new Community Outreach Coordinator. Dr. Garcia joins the AHEC team as part of a new AHEC initiative that will provide communitywide outreach and cancer prevention education to schools and community groups in an effort to promote HPV vaccination services.


Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Progress Update

Published in "The Laredo Morning Times," Laredo, TX, April 10, 2016

The Area Health Education Center Board of Directors proudly announces that almost 100 community members have been trained through the Youth Mental Health First Aid program. Trainees include educators, counselors, health providers, parents, and community members.


AHEC Honors Veterans on the 74th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Published in "The Laredo Morning Times," Laredo, TX, April 03, 2016

World War II veterans were recognized at Jarvis Plaza as the Laredo Veterans Coalition in conjunction with the Korean War Veterans Association and American Legion Post 59 hosted a ceremony marking the 74th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.


Mental Health Conversation Forum Helps Community

Published in "The Laredo Morning Times," Laredo, TX, February 14, 2016

Over 57 community members attended the Community Conversation on Teen & Young Adult Mental Health cohosted by the Area Health Education Center. This gathering provided an opportunity for community members to learn techniques beneficial to coping with stress. The quarterly conversation gatherings are offered free-of-charge, and everyone is welcome to attend.


AHEC Students Learn and Serve on MLK Day

Published in "The Laredo Morning Times," Laredo, TX, February 14, 2016

Over 37 Area Health Education Center students learned about the importance of emergency medicine and participated in hands-on demonstration activities which highlighted the equipment used on emergency transport vehicles. In addition, students were invited to volunteer at the Retama West-Nursing Home following the presentations.


AHEC Staff Receives Certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid

Published in "Health Today," Laredo, TX, October 30, 2015

Area Health Education Center Health Careers Coordinators Rey Cruz and Nohely Escobedo have obtained a certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid.


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