Announcements

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 is Hiring!

The ReACH Center is hiring a Program Manager to oversee adminstrative activities supporting our recently funResources Information Support and Education (RISE) Rural Telementoring Training Center. To learn more about this position please visit our Job Opportunities page!

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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Community Engagement

2019-2020 ReACH/IIMS Population Health Pilot Grants Program Funding Announcement

The Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), in conjunction with the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) are pleased to annouce the 2019-2020 ReACH/IIMS Population Health Pilot Grants Program.  This program provides research grant funding up to $15,000 support innovative, multidisciplinary pilot projects in T3/T4 translational research focused on health disparities, health outcomes important to patients and the communities in the South Texas Catchment Area, and interventions to address those priorities will receive top priority.

New ReACH Publication Provides a Step-by-Step Guide for Community Engagement in Research

Engaging the community from the start in identifying and addressing health issues through collaborative research increases the likelihood of long-term improvements in health status.  However, many medical and allied health researchers have few resources to guide them in establishing authentic and effective partnerships with community stakeholders.

The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE), in collaboration with the University of Texas San Antonio and its community partners, has published a new e-book, Underserved Populations: Advancing Health, Engaging and Developing (UPAHEAD) Research Handbook.  With valuable links and tips, this handbook offers constructive guidance on best practices to establish a dynamic, community-academic partnership that utilizes the talents and unique knowledge of community members and the skills and resources of researchers to help address health issues.https://www.pcori.org/

Open Faculty Opportunities at the ReACH Center

 

We do not have any faculty openings at this time.  Please check back soon or become a ReACH member to recieve periodic updates on positions with ReACH.

2018-2019 ReACH/IIMS Pilot Grant: The Impact of Caregiving on the Children of Military Caregivers: An Exploratory Study

2018-2019 ReACH/IIMS Pilot Grant: Increasing E-Cigarette Awareness and Counseling Among South Texas Dentists, Patients and Communities

ReACH/IIMS Population Health Pilot Grants

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The Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), in conjunction with the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) are pleased to annouce the 2019-2020 ReACH/IIMS Population Health Pilot Grants Program.  This program provides research grant funding up to $15,000 support innovative, multidisciplinary pilot projects in T3/T4 translational research focused on health disparities, health outcomes important to patients and the communities in the South Texas Catchment Area, and interventions to address those priorities will receive top priority.

ReACH Core Scholar Waridibo Allison Honored with 2018 Outstanding Community Researcher - Community Engagement Hero Award

ReACH Core Scholar Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD was honored with the 2018 Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) Outstanding Community Researcher - Community Engagement Hero Award at the 2018 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium on September 29, 2018.

ReACH Scholar Waridibo Allison MD, PhD receives 2018 Community Engagement Small Project Grant

Wari Allison, MD, PhD

Dr. Wari Allison received a 2018 Community Engagement Small Project Grant from the UT Health San Antonio Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) for her project titled "RACE to STOP HCV (Research Activity and Community Engagement to Screen, Treat and Organize Prevention for Hepatitis C" in collaboration with the Southwest Border Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Community Health Center.  

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