UTMB Centers and Institutes

Transforming Health Care The University of Texas Medical Branch

As an academic health sciences center, UTMB exists to define the future of health care—by educating tomorrow’s caregivers and scientists, advancing biomedical knowledge, and improving patient care delivery. The intense debate in recent years over how to reform the U.S. health care system has centered on three priorities: more equitable access, lower costs and higher quality. Through innovative education programs and new models of care delivery, UTMB is helping transform health care to make these priorities a reality for the region, state and nation.

Community Health Initiatives

UTMB has a long tradition of improving health in the communities it serves—locally, statewide, nationally and internationally. Whether providing hands-on care or developing new models for delivering quality service, university faculty, staff and students are defining the future of health care.

UTMB Policy and Guidelines

Understanding Charity Care in Today’s Health Care Environment

Constrained resources in recent years have limited the amount of charity care UTMB and other mission-based health care organizations are able to provide. But the university remains committed to helping Texas and the nation determine the best way to ensure equitable access to quality care for all.