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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 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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Chronic Pain

Recent ReACH Center Publication Shows Significant Improvement in Physical and Cognitive Function after Chronic Pain Self-Management Trial

Chronic Pain

A recently published article in the Journal of General Internal Medicine details results from a parallel-group randomized trial of a chronic pain self-management programs that was developed by ReACH Scholars.  This self-management program was developed for low-income patients with chronic pain who often lack the skills and resources necessary to manage their disease.  

ReACH Director featured on Texas Public Radio's Texas Standard

On Friday, March 31st, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, the Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) was featured on the Texas Public Radio show Texas Standard to discuss a recently published study that looks at how much the Hispanic community knows about chronic pain.  

Hispanics’ knowledge of chronic pain shows gaps

Hispanics and other minorities are more likely to receive poor quality of care for chronic pain. A new survey of Hispanics’ knowledge about chronic pain reveals that, even with the painkiller-related deaths of celebrities such as Prince and Heath Ledger, most know little about chronic pain and its care, leaving them vulnerable to repeat the dangerous painkiller cycle. 

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured in Pain Medicine News

On June 20, 2016, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, Director of the ReACH Center, was featured in an article entitlted "Belief that Races ar 'Biologically Different' Hampers Pain Care" published by Pain Medicine News. The article focuses on race-based disparities in the quality of care received in chronic pain management.

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, to Present on Chronic Pain in Frio County on June 27, 2016

Chronic Pain: The Hidden Epidemic Flyer

On Monday, June 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm, Dr. Barbara J. Turner, Director of the Center to Advance Community Health (ReACH) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will lead a webinar entitled "Chronic Pain: The Hidden Epidemic" at the Frio Regional Hospital in Pearsall, TX.

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on Texas Public Radio's Think Health Science series

Pain Management Word Map

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, ReACH Director Dr. Barbara J. Turner was featured on Texas Public Radio's Think Health Science series in a presentation entitled 'Advances in pain management."  The presentation also featured UTHSCSA faculty member Dr. Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH.

Research from ReACH Director and ReACH Scholar Cited in CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

On March 18, 2016 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a new Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.  Research published by ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner and ReACH Scholar Dr. Yaunyuan Laing was among the research cited in the guidance.  Congratulations to Dr. Turner and Dr. Liang!

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