Where Health and Education Form a Community

 As a community-based nonprofit agency, the Mid Rio Grande Border AHEC links students to health careers, professionals to educational resources and citizens to healthy living.  This is accomplished by offering continuing education, health career awareness, and health literacy throughout the communities.

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This year’s program includes keynote speaker Dr. Ruth Berggren, Director of the UT Health San Antonio Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. She will present on Racism & Discrimination in Health Care and the Clinical Learning Environment. Some of the other keynote speakers are Dr. Jane Unzeitig, a practicing Allergist Immunologist in Laredo and a member of the conference planning committee, as she will present on Cough in the Time of COVID. Dr. Alejandro Cruz, from DHR Health Neurology Institute and Infusion Center, will present on Neuroimmunology. And Dr. Jaime Villarreal, from DHR, will share his knowledge on the latest techniques to treat the degenerative, traumatized or deformed spine and disease of the spine by presenting Lower Back Pain. The program is filled with renowned speakers with an array of presentations.
This year’s virtual setting will link health care providers and other service providers who share the goal of maintaining a healthy community through quality health care services. The program is the only program of its kind in the region offering multidisciplinary education and up to seven hours of continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, counselors, and social workers. Medical, nursing and health professions students are also invited to attend.
“This educational setting is really for the community; linking educational resources to the practicing providers and students is important,” remarked Julie Bazan, AHEC Executive Director. “The continued partnerships with the medical society as well as the health care institutions to offer this conference make this a personalized program for the entire community.”
For additional information on the conference program and to register, visit 36thannualupdateeventbrite.com or call Bazan at 956-712-0037.

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MRGB AHEC serves 5 counties

MRGB AHEC serves the counties of Dimmit, Duval, La Salle, Webb and Zapata. The people of these counties count on AHEC to provide health and wellness educational programs.

A few programs offered include:

Mental health is a growing topic in our community and AHEC wants to help the community in any way they can. We do this by providing education on mental health topics, training sessions on how to respond to youth in a crisis and holding a mental health annual conference to promote awareness among health professionals.

We would like to remind the community to take time for yourself because your mental health is important to your overall well being. If you are experiencing a crisis please use these listed resources.

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Are you a student wondering about your educational future?

  • AHEC can introduce you to all health careers.

  • AHEC can introduce you to health professionals and schedule shadowing and mentoring experiences.

  • AHEC can help you explore higher education programs.

Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt charitable organization registered in the United States


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1505 Calle Del Norte, Ste. 430  |  Laredo, Texas 78041
T: (956) 712-0037  |  F: (956) 712-8601  |  bazan@mrgbahec.org