Announcements

Open Research Coordinator Position

ReACH is seeking a Research Coordinator!  Visit our Job Opportunities page for more information about this position.

Upcoming Front Porch Club Meeting

Mark your calendars!  The next Front Porch Club Meeting is September 11th at 4:30 pm.  Join us in person or connect by Zoom.  We hope to see you there!

Become a Member of the ReACH Center

Do you have an interest in the health of San Antonio and the South Texas region?  Become a member of the ReACH Cenrer!  Membership is free provides the opportunity to get involved with shaping the future of population health, clinical and translational research in South Texas!  For more information and to sign up click here!

Contact Us

7411 John Smith Road

Suite 1050

San Antonio, TX

78229

 

Tel: 210-562-5551

Fax: 210-562-5560

ReACH Core Scholar Waridibo Allison Plays Critical Role in Providing Specialty-Level Care in Underserved Areas

Wari Allison, MD, PhD

Dr. Waridibo Allison, an Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease at UT Health San Antonio and the ReACH Center are working to improve health outcomes for patients living in rural, remote and underserved communities throughout Texas through the recent launch of the first UT Health San Antonio ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes). Using the teleECHO model developed at the University of New Mexico, Dr. Allison and a team of infectious disease specialists gather in an online forum twice a month to help primary care physicians throughout Texas treat hepatitis C virus in patients with HIV by guiding them through the treatment process and connecting them to additional resources. Dr. Allison's ECHO is a part of the Targeted Access to Community Knowledge, Linkage to treatment and Education for HIV/HCV in people of color (TACKLE HIV/HCV in people of color). TACKLE HIV/HCV is a multifaceted program to improve prevention, care, treatment and cure of HCV in people living with HIV (PLWHIV) in South Texas and is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Click here to read a recent article from the Rivard Report that highlights this unique program that is helping to empower physicans to provide specialist care.