May is Hepatitis Awareness Month

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States.  During May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its public health partners work to shed light on this hidden epidemic by raising awareness of viral hepatitis and encourage priority populations to get tested.  For more information about current ReACH Center hepatitis C screening and preventions projects please visit

ReACH Assistant/ Associate/Professor Opening

Please visit our Job Opportunities page for more information about this exciting opportunity! 

ReACH Scholar, Dr. Carlos Jaén named to the board of National Library of Medicine

ReACH Scholar Carlos Jaén, MD, PhD, professor and chair of family and community medicine in the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, has been appointed to the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Jaén’s special interests include improving preventive care for individuals of all ages, preventing complications from chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.



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ReACH/IIMS 2018 Population Health Pilot Grant Program Awardee Announcement

The Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), in conjunction with the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS [UT Health San Antonio CTSA]) is pleased to annouce the 2018 ReACH/IIMS 2018 Population Health Pilot Grant Program awardees.  The ReACH/IIMS Population Health Pilot Grant Program provides research grant funding up to $23,000 to junior researchers, in conjunction with a senior faculty mentor and a community partner, to address the areas identified in the UT Health San Antonio Population Health Strategic Plan developed as a part of the University of Texas Collaborative on Populaiton Health Innovation and Improvement (CoPHII) . The goal of this program is to build population health research capacity at the faculty and community level. 

2018 ReACH/IIMS 2018 Population Health Pilot Grant Program Awardees

Principal Investigator

Project Title

Rahma Mungia, BDS, MSc, DDPHRCS -  UT Health San Antonio Dept. of Periodontics

 Increasing E-Cigarette Awareness and Counseling among South Texas Dentists, Patients and Communities

Belinda Hernandez, PhD - UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

 The Impact of Caregiving on the Children of Military Caregivers: An Exploratory Study