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UT Health San Antonio is known for doing everything it takes.
Everything it takes to treat COVID-19 patients, to change our teaching methods on a dime, to pass health provider exams on the first try, to partner in our community, and to find new cures for dreaded diseases.
Our team at Salud America!, which is led by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez at UT Health San Antonio, is excited to share the university’s new “Everything It Takes” campaign. Ramirez is featured in the campaign.
The campaign will have TV, radio, print, and digital ads. This includes Spanish-language materials, like this radio spot and this one.
“We want all of San Antonio and South Texas to know that we’ll do ‘Everything It Takes’ to serve the health needs of patients in our region and the world,” according to a campaign news release.
Patient Care at UT Health San Antonio
Individually, we’re the best and brightest minds in medical research, teaching, and innovation. Together, we’re a formidable team of problem solvers delivering life-changing care.
With over 1,400 providers committed to healing, find a provider that’s willing to do everything it takes.
“All UT Health Physicians locations are safe, open and offering in-person and virtual appointments,” according to the patient webpage. “Prepare for your appointment by learning about the new procedures we have in place to keep you healthy and safe.”
Academics at UT Health San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio is educating the next generation of health care professionals.
The university has five schools. That includes 70 degree specialties, as well as pre- and post-baccalaureate certificate programs, to prepare health care professionals to serve South Texas and the world.
- Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- School of Dentistry
- Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
- School of Health Professions
The Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is ranked one of the top three in the United States for Hispanic students by Hispanic Business magazine.
“It has a strong and supportive faculty and numerous opportunities for building clinical and research skills,” according to the university. “Our medical research institutes and nationally recognized cancer treatment programs combine education and research to provide some of the country’s most innovative care.”
Research at UT Health San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio is investing in these priority research areas: aging, cancer, diabetes, immunology and infectious diseases, neurosciences and population health/outcomes research.
The university offers many clinical trials. Clinical trials are studies that help researchers learn and find new ways to help slow, manage, and treat diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Just ask Alma Lopez.
Lopez has been a breast cancer survivor for more than 15 years.
She believes participating in a cancer clinical trial at UT Health San Antonio helped her get better treatment and better long-term health in her survivorship journey.
“Clinical trials are great for finding new treatments that help people,” Lopez said. “And it helps the scientists. It gives opportunity to better medication for all populations.”
Meanwhile, at UT Health San Antonio, Ramirez is creating new ways to encourage Latinos to volunteer for cancer and Alzheimer’s clinical trials. This work is supported by a grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.
“Latinos in clinical trials are not only helping themselves, but they are also building a future with better treatments that can help their families and communities in the future,” Ramirez said.
Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio
Latinos are a rising powerhouse in South Texas and the nation.
But they face barriers to be their healthiest and suffer high rates of obesity and other health disparities.
Salud America! is a UT Health San Antonio-based national organization that focused on Latinos with culturally relevant and research-based stories, videos, and tools to inspire people to start and support healthy changes to policies, systems, and environments where Latino families can equitably live, learn, work, and play.
Salud America! and its award-winning multimedia communications help our social and online network—more than 400,000 moms and dads, providers, researchers, and community and school leaders—push for healthy changes in schools and communities to build health equity for Latino and all children and families.
We are led by health disparities researcher Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez. We are supported by a passionate team of communicators at UT Health San Antonio, thanks to funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and other funders.
How Can You Help Us?
Download a Salud America! Health Equity Report Card for your area.
The report card allows you to see what access your community has to healthcare, food, education, and other resources.
You can help advocate for your neighbors and present the Health Equity Report Card to your city’s leadership!
Get your Health Equity Report Card!
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