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Become a Member of the ReACH Center

Do you have an interest in the health of San Antonio and the South Texas region?  We invite faculty, staff, students 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!  For more information and to sign up click here!

ReACH Assistant/ Associate/Professor and Assistant/Associate/Professor Biostatistician Openings

Please visit our Job Opportunities page for more information about these exciting opportunities! 

ReACH Center Population Health Postdoctoral Fellowship

With funding from the UT System Collaborative on Population Health Innovation and Improvement and the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH), UT Health San Antonio is creating a new 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in population health. Eligible applicants are individuals who have received a doctoral degree and who are pursuing additional research and training in order to have better skills to pursue a career in academia, research or any other field.  For more information click here.

Contact Us

7411 John Smith Road

Suite 1050

San Antonio, TX

78229

 

Tel: 210-562-5551

Fax: 210-562-5560

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. 

The numbers paint a grim picture.

  • From 2010 to 2016, reported cases of acute hepatitis C (HCV) increased 3.5-fold.
  • Between 2015 and 2016, the number of reported cases of HCV increased 21.8 percent.
  • In 2016, an estimated 41,200 new HCV infections were reported.
  • In 2016, American Indians/Alaska Natives had the highest HCV-related mortality rate compared with other racial/ethnic populations, and persons aged 55–64 years had the highest HCV-related mortality rate compared with other age groups.

These data confirm that high rates of injection drug use, lack of sterile equipment, and the unavailability of testing and treatment for lower-income and incarcerated people contribute to the epidemic of viral hepatitis.  

The ReACH Center has several ongoing programs that strive to Screen, Treat, or Prevent (STOP) liver cancer and failure in Texans through one-time baby boomer screening for HCV, education and community collaboration, practice transformation in medically underserved areas with a lack of access to specialist care and policy advocacy.  To learn more about our STOP HCC-HCV program please visit http://stophepatitisc.com/.