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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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ReACH Director Joel Tsevat MD, MPH Explains Opportunities for Value-Based Healthcare to Benefit from Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

A recent article featured on HealthLeaders focused on the ways that cost-effectiveness analysis and value-based healthcare are interestecting and the important insights that they provide for physcians and administrative leaders. 

 

ReACH Director Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH Explores the Intersection of Value-Based Health Care and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

When ReACH Director Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH joined the faculty at UT Health San Antonio and Dell Medical School at UT Austin in the summer of 2017 he was fascinated by the emphasis on value-based health care in terms of providing care and teaching value-based concepts to students and residents. This fascination led him to ask "how does value-based health care differ from traditional cost-effectiveness analysis?"  That question is explored in a recently published paper in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Former ReACH Center Director Publishes on Disparities in Physician Compensation

A recently released editorial by Founding and Former ReACH Director Barbara J. Turner, MD, MSEd in the Annals of Internal Medicine highlighted the persistant compensation disparities between men and women in academic medicine. 

ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on Texas Public Radio's The Source

On Tuesday, August 29th, ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner MD, MSEd, Dr. Hope Hubbard MD, an assistant professor of gastroenterology at UT Health San Antonio and Ms. Brenda Westbrooks, a patient screened and cured of hepatitis C through a program at the ReACH Center were featured on the Texas Public Radio program The Source.

ReACH Director featured on Texas Public Radio on World Hepatitis Day

On World Hepatitis Day (July 28th), Dr. Barbara J. Turner, the Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) was featured on Texas Public Radio discussing the importance of hepatitis C screening for baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1960).  

World Hepatitis Day is reminder to screen, treat baby boomers

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July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, and ReACH Center director Barbara J. Turner MD, MSEd., has a message for the generation most affected by hepatitis C, the baby boomers. Her mantra is the age-old adage: An ounce is prevention is worth a pound of cure.  
 

ReACH Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center Launch Website to Help Texans Prevent Liver Cancer

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is the 9th leading cause of cancer-related death in the US and is one of the few cancers with an increasing incidence and mortality rate.  Texas has the second highest HCC rate in the country and HCC is the fastest growing cancer in the state.  The ReACH Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center through the support of the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) have partnered on the Screen Treat or Prevent Hepatocellular Carcinoma (STOP HCC) initiative which aims to reduce HCC incidence and mortality in Texas by implementing an evidence-based hepatitis c virus (HCV) screening and treatment program for low-income populations in primary care settings across South Texas and the Dallas regions.  

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 on The Huffington Post

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ReACH Director, Barbara J. Turner MD, MSED was featured in a Huffington Post article published January 23, 2017 that highlights the importance of raising awareness about hepatitis C screening.  

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