UT Health EMS brings in service dog to help employees with work stress
Updated: Jan. 22, 2023 at 9:51 AM CST
Apollo will roam around in the classrooms and offices throughout the building. Crew members will even stop by Wiggins’ office after a tough day.
“When they’re ready they get up and leave and a lot of them will comment at the end, ‘I just needed this before I went home to my family.’ So it’s really calming for them.”
“It’s important to meet the people where they are and bring them information surrounding opioid use disorder and substance use disorder to help break the stigma surrounding that use as well as save lives in the process,” said UT Health Science Center lead community health worker Kayla Hopper.
A new report from the Hibbs Institute at the University of Texas at Tyler shows just how much poor health outcomes in rural counties can affect the entire region. The latest Hibbs Health Index was created by examining factors like smoking, obesity, and premature death rates.
“One day we each had four (participants), so that was kind of overwhelming, but it was so much fun. They interact with each other and it just works out everyday,” Johnson said. To volunteer or donate meals you can all the alliance at 903-509-8323.