Upcoming Front Porch Club Meeting

Mark your calendars!  The next Front Porch Club Meeting is February 21st at 4:30 pm.  Join us in person or connect by Zoom.  We hope to see you there!

Become a Member of the ReACH Center

Do you have an interest in the health of San Antonio and the South Texas region?  Become a member of the ReACH Cenrer!  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!

TACKLE HIV/HCV Project Abstract Accepted for STI & HIV World Congress

The Targeted Access to Community Knowledge, Linkage to treatment and Education for HIV/HCV in people of color (TACKLE HIV/HCV in people of color) program led by ReACH Core Scholar Dr. Wari Allison recently had an abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the STI & HIV World Congress July 14 - 17, 2019 in Vancouver Canada.  The TACKLE poster will highlight the use of Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) for treatment of patients with hepatitis C/ HIC co-infection in Texas. Way to go Dr. Allison and the TACKLE team!

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ReACH/IIMS Population Health Pilot Grants

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The Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) and the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Population Health Pilot Grant Awardees.  

The mission of the ReACH/IIMS Population Health Pilot award program is to foster population health research within the San Antonio area and to improve health outcomes in the 38 counties that comprise the UT Health San Antonio South Texas Catchment Area through career development of population health researchers.

2019-2020 Population Health Pilot Awardees

Building an ECHO model to increase awareness and prevention of Chagas Disease in South Texas

Academic Principal Investigator: Paula Stigler-Granados, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Health Administration, Texas State University

Community Principal Investigator: Paula Winkler, MEd - Director, South Central Area Health Education Center

Mentor: Rodney Rohde, PhD - Program Chair, Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University                                                                                                                

Reaching Rural Population in South Texas through Community Health Worker Delivered- Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support using Connected Health Technology

Academic Principal Investigator: Chin-Fun Chu, PhD,MPH, MS, BA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Nursing, UT Health San Antonio

Community Principal Investigator: Belinda Flores, RN - Director, South Costal Area Health Education Center

Co-Investigative Partners: Janna Lesser, PhD, MSN, BSN, BA - Professor, School of Nursing, UT Health San Antonio; Zenong Yin, PhD, MA - Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, University of Texas San Antonio

Mentor: Jing Wang, PhD, MSN, MPH, MB, RN - Vice Dean for Research and Professor, School of Nursing, UT Health San Antonio