For Health and Hope

Healy-Murphy’s 20 year partnership with the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing was recently featured in UT Health’s Mission magazine.  The article highlights recent graduate Mariah Newton and her daughter Kwanza and the health services both she and her daughter received while in school.   A quote from the article summarizes the importance of health care services for Healy-Murphy students.   “We didn’t just want to be a clinic where kids come in and get medication for their headaches. We are trying to screen them for other things going on in their lives: sexual behavior, drug use, food and housing insecurity—because we know those are attributed to poor health outcomes,” said Kathryn Parke, D.N.P., RN, CPNP, assistant clinical professor in the School of Nursing and clinical director of the Healy-Murphy Center. “If we just focus on ‘Why did you come see me today?’ that is not broad enough to take care of all their health concerns.”

Read the rest of the article here.


Lisa Cleveland, PhD, RN, CPNP, IBCLC, NTMNC examines Kwanza King. Photo by By Brandie Jenkins.

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