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 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.  

Contact Us

7411 John Smith Road

Suite 1050

San Antonio, TX

78229

 

Tel: 210-562-5551

Fax: 210-562-5560

About the ReACH Center

Mission

To promote the health of South Texas residents, especially its majority Hispanic population, through comparative effectiveness research. ReACH brings together researchers from diverse disciplines and community partners to evaluate quality of care and implement culturally appropriate models of care that will result in optimal health outcomes.

Long Term Vision

ReACH’s institutional collaborators are joining forces to identify systems of care that meet the needs our heterogeneous patient population in South Texas as well as contribute to improving the quality and outcomes of care for all Americans. ReACH will advance the methodologies that underpin comparative effectiveness research in order to inform studies that define evidence-based, high quality care with judicious use of resources. The ultimate success of the Center will be measured in sustainable improvements in health care delivery and disease prevention in our community.

Resources

ReACH has 24 Scholars who are PhDs and MDs from diverse disciplines including statistics, epidemiology, health services research, informatics, economics, psychology, anthropology, community engagement, and behavioral medicine. Medical specialties represented by ReACH Scholars include; family medicine, general internal medicine, pediatrics, and infectious diseases. The Center is guided by community advisors to ensure that we study and implement models of care that will result in optimal health outcomes. ReACH provided analytics support for University Health Systems and has created three longitudinal databases for research and administrative purposes: diabetes, HIV, and seniors who may be eligible for PSA testing. ReACH has also created a longitudinal database of patients with diabetes for UTHSCSA. All of these databases include demographics, medications, relevant laboratory tests and results, visit encounters, consultation services, and UHS data includes hospitalizations.

Organization, Structure, and Governence

The REsearch to Advance Community Health (ReACH) Center is multidisciplinary collaboration of researchers and clinicians from three institutions including the University of Texas Health Science Centers at San Antonio and the University of Texas School of Public Health. The Center's Director reports to the Vice President for Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.