Coastal Bend Health Education Center
Improving the Quality of Health Care in the Coastal Bend
The Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center, located 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.
The Continuing Education program supports practicing physicians and pharmacists in acquiring the knowledge necessary to provide optimum patient care on health related topics of specific concern to the Coastal Bend area. The program offers several conferences each year, including an annual Diabetes Conference, where continuing education credit hours are awarded.
The Diabetes Education program provides education regarding treatment and care for diabetes patients and their families. In addition to weekly classes in English and Spanish, the diabetes education team helps people managing diabetes with a yearlong testing program that monitors their progress. Community events also help educate class participants so they can make wise decisions in grocery stores, while cooking and in restaurants.
The Health Careers program is committed to recruiting students into health care careers and to providing educational events related to health care occupations and professions. The Coastal Bend Health Education Center supports career clubs at middle school and high schools across the Coastal Bend and holds an annual Health Careers Discovery Camp.
The Medication Assistance program aids clients in completing pharmaceutical applications that offer free or low-cost medications through their assistance programs.