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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Why Are We Dying? Race, Ethnicity and Health Justice in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Why Are We Dying? Race, Ethnicity and Health Justice in the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Virtual “PanPals” Event | Monday, June 29, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. to Noon

Register at | Free and Open to All

The pandemic affects all of us, and some communities are experiencing harsher effects than others. Why is that, and what can we do about it? This panel brings together three experts with decades of experience in health research. They will discuss the pandemic's impact on Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities and invite you to join a conversation about how we can work toward health justice for all.

Moderated by Rachel Pearson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of the Medical Humanities, UT Health San Antonio


  • Amelie Ramirez, DrPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Population Health Sciences and Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research, UT Health San Antonio
  • Waridibo (Wari) Allison, MD, PhD. Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, UT Health San Antonio, and Medical Director, San Antonio AIDS Foundation
  • Denna Wheeler, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Rural Research and Evaluation, Center for Rural Health, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm