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COVID-19 Resources

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase in our community, so does anxiety associated with the pandemic.  The mental health effects of COVID-19 are as important to address as the physical health effects. To aid individuals and communities during this time, the ReACH Center will be compiling a range of resources and information on our COVID-19 page

ReACH Core Scholar Luz Garcini Featured on Oprah's Book Club

Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor and ReACH Core Scholar was featured on the latest episode of Oprah's Book Club streaming on Apple+.  Tune in to hear Dr. Garcini  talk to Oprah Winfrey about the border wall and her research related to stress and trauma in undocumented populations. Episode Preview

Local Census Response Rate

Are you interested in seeing how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census?  As of May 1st the national self-response rate of the 2020 Census is 56.0%.  The self-response rate for Texas is 50.6%, and the self-response rate in Bexar County is 54.0%. Stay up to date with self response rates from across the U.S. on the Census Bureau website.  

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ReACH Director Joel Tsevat MD, MPH Explains Opportunities for Value-Based Healthcare to Benefit from Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

A recent article featured on HealthLeaders focused on the ways that cost-effectiveness analysis and value-based healthcare are interestecting and the important insights that they provide for physcians and administrative leaders.  Dr. Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH, Director of the ReACH Center and a Professor of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio recently published reserch in the Annals of Internal Medicine that calls for greater intersection between cost-effectiveness analysis and value-based healthcare.  Tsevat points out that the key difference between value-based healthcare and cost-effectiveness analysis is the time frame that the analysis focuses on.  Value-based healthcare tends to look at shorter-termed outcomes with bundled payments for 90-,60- and 30-day episodes while cost-effectiveness anaylsis most commonly focuses on the patient's lifetime.  To read more about the intersection between these two disciplines  click here.