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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 August 11th the national self-response rate of the 2020 Census is 63.4%. The self-response rate for Texas is 58.5%, and the self-response rate in Bexar County is 62.5%. Stay up to date with self response rates from across the U.S. on the Census Bureau website.  

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San Antonio, TX

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ReACH Center Publication Cited in Recent USPSTF Hepatitis C Screening Recommendation

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Recently published data from the ReACH Center's STOP HCC-HCV program was cited in the recently released US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendation Statement supporting the expansion of screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection from baby boomers to adolescents and adults. 

In March, the USPSTF issued new recommendations to screen all adults aged 18-79 for HCV. This recommendation is based off of a systematic review, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which reported that anti-viral therapies are very effective at curing patients, often short in course (8-12 weeks), and easily tolerated. These new guidelines are a tremendous step towards the elimination of a disease that leads to liver cancer and failure, but will require a lot of work to put into place in busy clinic settings. For several years, our team has been working with clinics across South Texas to build capacity for managing HCV. STOP HCC offers a model of clinic training, infrastructure, and tools to support these efforts in community care settings. 

Learn more about how the STOP HCC-HCV program builds clinic capacity to screen, treat and manage HCV in primary care practices