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Partnerships & Initiatives

Is it possible to shift an entire culture of bad health toward healthy living? We think so. We're creating and implementing programs that make lasting change and turn preventable diseases into history.

Healthy Texas

Healthy Texas combines the expertise of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's one-of-a-kind, statewide reach to provide families with knowledge and resources to take control of their health.

Health South Texas

Healthy South Texas, the pilot program of Healthy Texas, is a novel effort to reduce the highest impact diseases and their consequences, including diabetes, asthma and infectious disease, throughout a 27-county region in South Texas.

This initiative brings together experts from medicine, nursing, pharmacy, biomedical science, public health, architecture and extension to engage families, promote behavior change and improve quality of medical care and disease outcomes by promoting change in diabetes, asthma and infectious diseases.

A student collecting supplies at a Healthy South Texas event
CBHEC CPR class

Coastal Bend Health Education Center

The Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas, is committed to improving the quality of health care in the Coastal Bend by advancing the knowledge and skills of health care professionals, students and the community through partnerships in education, research and technology.

As a proud partner of Texas A&M Healthy South Texas, our services have expanded beyond the Coastal Bend to improve health outcomes throughout a 27-county area. By engaging families, promoting healthy behavior change and enhancing education, everyone in South Texas will enjoy the benefits of better health now, and for generations to come.

Global Institute for Hispanic Health

The Global Institute for Hispanic Health improves Hispanic participation in clinical trials. In partnership with Driscoll Children's Hospital, the program considers the special needs of this population such as genetics, lifestyle and risk factors while developing new drugs and life-saving therapies.

Health outreach event at HEB
Crime scene tape on the front porch of a house

The Opioid Task Force

The Texas A&M University Health Science Center Opioid Task Force was established January 2018. It has representatives from all five Health Science Center components (dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health) as well as the Texas A&M Coastal Bend Health Education Center. The Task Force was created to improve the health and well-being of all Texans by reducing burdens from the current opioid epidemic through collaborative action across the health sciences.

A&M Rural and Community Health Institute

The A&M Rural and Community Health Institute is a health extension center offering programs that promote safe, effective health care practices. ARCHI serves as a bridge for health care professionals and their organizations with academic centers, policymakers and researchers to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Patients consulting with a community health worker