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New Book Emphasizes the Importance, Impact of Community Health Workers

Julie St. John, the associate dean for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), is the lead editor for a new textbook detailing the work of community health workers (CHWs).

The Reason I Wear a Mask

Dr. Billy Philips shares why he wears a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

Study Links Three Key Variables to Higher Rural Mortality Rates in US

Since the 1980s, the all-cause mortality rate in the U.S for rural residents has exceeded that of urban dwellers. In a recently completed study, researchers from the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) sought to determine why this disparity exists in general, and why specifically this imbalance varies so much between states.

F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health Grades States’ Rural Health

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health ranked states with rural counties (47) on the quality of their rural health. The report ranks states on a 4.0 scale by measuring mortality, morbidity and access to health care of rural counties. Overall, 10 states received a grade of A, while nine received a failing grade.

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Awarded Network Access Improvement Project

TTUHSC awarded NAIP to improve telemedicine education and delivery.

TTUHSC Hosts Rural Health Information Fair

Interprofessional rural health experts show the way to improve health care for all.

Superior Service: Employees Honored with Quality Awards

An elite group of TTUHSC employees were recently recognized during the 2014 Distinguished Staff Awards and Years of Service Ceremony.

TTUHSC Adds a Department of Public Health and New Master's of Public Health Program

The department's objective is to enhance collaboration in public health teaching, service and research with an emphasis on improving health outcomes in vulnerable populations.

Small Town, Big Opportunities: Grant to Provide Tuition Assistance to Rural Workforce

The $900,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will provide assistance for 120 students over three years.

Telemedicine Allows Underserved HIV Patients to Receive Care Close to Home

A high-tech program available to the Lubbock area for years has now expanded to Abilene.

Regional Extension Center Offers Services to Specialists

The West Texas Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center helps health care professionals successfully implement and use electronic health records.

Program Receives Grant to Advance Health Care Careers

The funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be used to expand services at the West Texas Area Health Education Center.

Program Secures $1.3 Million for Telehealth

The grant will be used to create the TexLa Telehealth Resource Center, a partnership between TTUHSC and Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division.

Rural Health Institute Announces New AHEC Director

Conditt will begin her duties at the West Texas AHEC on Nov. 1.

Regional Extension Centers a "HIT" With Physicians

West Texas doctors champion the adoption of electronic health records.

Brain Health 101: Aging Smart

As part of Older Americans Month, the Garrison Institute on Aging will host a free lecture focused on seniors.