We are dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of our military and civilian families through innovations that have a direct clinical impact. In particular, the MHI promotes the UT Health San Antonio strengths most closely aligned to DOD and VA priorities, such as:

  • Behavioral Health: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse disorders
  • Pain: Pre-clinical and clinical research on pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for acute & chronic pain
  • Trauma: Traumatic brain injury, burns, hemorrhage control
  • Cancer: Liver, breast, prostate, and others

The MHI recognizes the value of the integrated San Antonio trauma system for our region and our nation’s military medical readiness, which is why it served as a strong advocate with the City Council and Bexar County Commissioners Court to support and pass resolutions recognizing the existing trauma partnership between Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) and University Health. For more details visit COSA Signed Resolution and Bexar County – Proposed Resolution. The MHI is a strong supporter of the Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC), providing oversight for this trauma system. Additionally, the MHI is an advocate for continued funding for civilian patients receiving trauma and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) care at BAMC, to include supporting the development and passing of Texas House Bill 2365, which allows Texas Medicaid funding for civilian trauma patients treated at BAMC who are uninsured.

Lastly, the MHI is a strong advocate for advancing military health-relevant research. Click here to read the MHI Director’s editorial on Military Medical En Route Care.