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UT Tyler Partners with UT Health East Texas to Host Spring into Good Health 

TYLER, Texas (March 18, 2024) – The University of Texas at Tyler is partnering with UT Health East  Texas to host Spring into Good Health on Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-2p.m. at UT Health East  Texas Physicians Clinic – Fifth Street in the clinic parking lot (1000 E 5th St, Tyler, TX 75701). The  purpose of the event is to raise health awareness and literacy in East Texas. More than 20 vendors  will provide health care resources to the community. 

“Spring into Good Health is an amazing opportunity for our community to access vital health  information,” said Kim Bush, UT Tyler director of the Center for Community & Rural Health  Education. “We’re thankful that our partnership with UT Health East Texas is making this possible  and to all of the vendors who are coming to show their support for East Texas.” 

According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, the leading causes of death  in Texas are heart disease, cancer and stroke, respectively. Vendors at this event will offer services  such as free blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose checks, and breast and cervical cancer  assessments to address these health concerns. 

“At UT Health East Texas, we are dedicated to raising awareness of the dire health needs within our  region,” said Leah Dixon, UT Health East Texas Physicians chief operating officer. “We look forward  to future collaborations with UT Tyler to enhance the health and well-being of our community.” 

Vendors include: 

  • A Team V Coalition 
  • NET Health 
  • UT Health East Texas AMS/AIR 1 Ambulance 
  • City of Tyler Police and Fire Department 
  • Wal-Mart Vision Center 
  • United Way/211 
  • Texas Home Visiting 
  • PATH

About UT Health East Texas  

UT Health East Texas provides care to thousands of patients each year through an extensive  regional network that includes 10 hospitals, more than 50 clinics, the Olympic Plaza Tower, 13  regional rehabilitation facilities, two freestanding emergency centers, regional home health services  covering 41 counties, an EMS fleet of more than 50 ambulances and four helicopters, and a  comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, including the region’s only Level 1 trauma  facility.  

As a partner with The University of Texas System, UT Health East Texas is uniquely positioned to  provide patients with access to leading-edge research and clinical therapies while training and  educating the next generation of physicians and other health professionals. The nationally  recognized UT System also includes UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, UT Southwestern  Medical Center in Dallas, as well as three other major university medical centers located throughout  the state. 

About UT Tyler 

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.  Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has  unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent  patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World  Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston. 

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