Prevention Programs

Injury Prevention Program

  • The A Su Salud program is a community effort made up of volunteers, churches, clinics, schools, support staff, nutrition centers, local business and Media.
  • A Su Salud Injury Prevention Program is funded by UHS. By using a community-based approach, A Su Salud has offered information to the public on a variety of health issues.
  • The model has been implemented nationwide in San Diego, San Francisco, Miami, Brownsville, San Antonio and New York.
  • Visit the A Su Salud website:
  • How I stay safe calendar contest is part of UHS commitment to raise awareness in our young community, school age, on how to prevent injuries. You can receive more information at the website:

The outstanding impact of this program in our community encouraged us to expand the model to raise awareness and increase screening on a major challenge for our current medicine: cancer.

UHS has been awarded a significant funding by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to develop and implement outreach, prevention and screening services to fight colorectal, breast and cervical cancer to underinsured and uninsured population in in our County.

Cancer Prevention Program

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas awarded funds to University Health System to help prevent cancer in underserved populations in Bexar County.

  • Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening Promotion Program
    • UHS will reduce the impact of mortality among Hispanics through the implementation of a sustainable, evidence-based, health promotion, early detection and behavioral change program and increase the number of members in compliance for screening by 10% in two years.
  • Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Male Navigation Program
    • UHS will increase CRC screening rates from 16% to 56% by 2012 which translates to 500 additional screenings. The project will use open-access endoscopy and patient navigation within our CareLink financial assistance program.
  • Cervical (HPV/Pap Tests) San Antonio
    • UHS will increase cervical cancer screening among CareLink women age 18 to 64, develop a sustainable program to remove barriers to care, and ensure high-risk women receive cervical cancer screening services. Also, to increase HPV vaccination uptake rates 5% to 20% among 9 to 26 year olds in Bexar County.
  • Breast San Antonio
    • UHS will increase the breast cancer screening rate of uninsured/underinsured minority women 40+ who have never been screened for breast cancer, not been screened in the last five years and reside in known high-risk breast cancer areas of Bexar.