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 Core Scholar Publication Examines Young Adult JUULing Use


A recently released publication by ReACH Core Scholar Kathleen Case, DrPH, MPH in the Journal of Adolescent Health uses data from the Marketing and Promotions Across Colleges in Texas Project (Project M-PACT) to compare the characteristics of usual JUUL users versus other electronic delivery systems (ENDS) users.  The results of the study found that compared with users of other ENDS products JUUL users were more younger, male and from a higher socioeconomic status.  The study also provided a preliminary indication that a higher proportion of young adults are yougin both JUUL and combustable cigarrettes but are not using JUUL to assist with smoking cessation.    

JUUL debuted in 2015 and since that time has helped to single-handedly grow the e-cigarrette industry.  In recent months the FDA has debated removing candy, fruit and mint flavored e-cigarrettes from the market, but at this time they have not yet been banned.  This publication adds to the limited research on factors associated with JUUL use among young adults and highlights the need for such regulations as well as point-of-sale restrictions that would reduce the appeal of ENDS products in young adults. 

Citation: Case KR, Hinds JT, Creamer MR, Loukas A, Perry CL.  Who is JUULing and why? An examination of young adult electronic nicotine delivery systems users. J Adolesc Health. 2019 [In Press]