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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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New ReACH Core Scholar Publication Explores Body Image in Adult Women

A new publication authored by ReACH Core Scholar Lisa Smith Kilpela, PhD and collaborators at Trinity University and Pennington Biomedical Research Center explores body image in adult women along with probable connections in health/ wellness behaviors, health-related quality of life and functional impairment. 

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.

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).  

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 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. 

 

Become a Member of the ReACH Center

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Do you have an interest in the health of San Antonio and the South Texas region?  We invite faculty, staff, students l, and community members to become members of the ReACH Center.  Membership is free provides the opportunity to get involved with shaping the future of population health, clinical and translational research in South Texas!

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. 

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.  

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