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Advancing Community Health: UTEP Health Prepares Region’s Caregivers

The University of Texas at El Paso’s health professions programs are a lifeline for the Paso del Norte region. More than 4,400 students are enrolled in seven bachelor’s, eight master’s, and four doctoral degree programs in the colleges of Health Sciences and Nursing and the School of Pharmacy. The majority of these graduates remain in the community to practice professionally, enabling them to contribute to the region's economy and quality of life.

In addition to strengthening the local health care workforce, UTEP-educated health care professionals have the bilingual skills and cultural competency to care for diverse populations in and outside the U.S.-Mexico border region.

And beyond direct patient care, UTEP students and faculty contribute to the health of the community through advances in health-related research in the College of Science, College of Engineering and School of Pharmacy, such as studies in prevention, detection and treatment of cancer and other diseases prevalent in the region.

Together, the UTEP programs that prepare students to make an impact in human health and well-being, through research or practice, make up UTEP Health.

The following three stories exemplify the breadth of UTEP Health and its impact in the Paso del Norte region: from serving underserved populations through community health fairs, to providing additional training opportunities and financial support for nursing students, to advancing treatment for cancers that commonly affect the region’s residents.

Read more about UTEP Health: 

Serving Our Community: HOPE+ Health Fairs Expand to Benefit Vulnerable Populations
Preparing Quality Caregivers: UTEP, HCA Partner to Benefit Students
Research That Improves Lives: $3.8 Million in NIH Funding Supports Cancer Treatment Studies

Last Updated on March 06, 2023 at 12:00 AM | Originally published March 06, 2023

By MC Staff UTEP Marketing and Communications