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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 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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Hepatitis C

ReACH Center Publication Cited in Recent USPSTF Hepatitis C Screening Recommendation

Blood draw

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

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues Updated Hepatitis C Screening Guidelines

Doctors in Discussion

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued new Grade B recommendations to screen all adults aged 18-79 for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in addition to high-risk groups. These recommendations come as an update to the 2013 guidelines to screen all persons born 1945-1965 (baby boomers).

STOP HCC/HCV Program Featured in CPRIT Annual Report

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) featured the STOP HCC/HCV program in their 2018 annual report. The Screen, Treat Or Prevent (STOP) HCC/HCV program has been funded by CPRIT since May 2015 and is led by former ReACH Director Barbara J. Turner, MD, MSEd.

ReACH Core Scholar Waridibo Allison Plays Critical Role in Providing Specialty-Level Care in Underserved Areas

Wari Allison, MD, PhD

Dr. Waridibo Allison and the ReACH Center are working to improve health outcomes for patients living in rural, remote and underserved communities throughout Texas through ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes).  

ReACH Staff Raise Awareness About Hepatitis for World Hepatitis Day

Hepatitis C test

On Wednesday, July 18th ReACH Center Community Health Worker Ludivina Hernandez participated in Telemundo San Antonio's phone bank for hepatitis awareness. 

Alarming new CDC numbers on viral hepatitis in the United States

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new surveillance data on viral hepatitis in the United States. 

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.  

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

World Hepatitis Day Logo

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.  
 

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