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REACH Healthy Neighborhoods

ReACH has partnered with San Antonio Metro Health on a program funded through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to develop and implement culturally responsive interventions for tobacco cessation and community health workforce training.

Proyecto Voces: Latinx views on COVID-19 testing & vaccination

Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH, leads this project to partner with underserved Latinx communities in South Texas to identify relevant barriers, attitudes, and willingness to COVID-19 testing, preventive steps, as well as vaccination.

Proyecto Voces: Latinx mental health & COVID-19

Led by Luz Garcini, PhD, MPH, this project aims to identify relevant mental health needs of underserved Latinx communities in South Texas amid the COVID-19 pandemic, to identify culturally and contextually protective factors, and to identify training needs for Community Health Workers and Promotor/as serving these communities.

Latinx Immigrants: Risk and Resilience

With funding from the American Psychological Association, Luz Garcini PhD, MPH leads a project to understand and evaluate the factors that contribute to and moderate contextual stress of Latinx immigrants

Impact and priorities among San Antonio COVID-19 survivors

With funding from the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and Bexar County Health Collaborative, ReACH scholars will conduct a survey of over 4,000 COVID-19 survivors to better understand their care experience, the impact of disease on their lives, and their priorities for addressing these concerns.

Cardiovascular Disparities among the Bereaved

Luz Garcini PhD, MPH leads a project to understand how bereavement increases the risk for cardiovascular disparities, including detect ethnic disparities and identifying protective factors that may support individuals during this difficult time.

Bringing patients’ perspective to patient decision-making

With funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), ReACH Director, Joel Tsevat MD, MPH and Core Scholar, Erin Finley, PhD, MPD support a project to incorporate patient-reported outcomes into shared decision making with patients living with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Binge Eating Spectrum Treatment in Older Women (BESTOW): An Investigation and Intervention-Tailoring Project

The BESTOW project, led by Lisa Kilpela PhD, aims to build understanding of how binge eating uniquely impacts older women. As part of this project, Dr. Kilpela and her team will develop and pilot behavioral interventions tailored to this population.

Acceptance Based Coping skills for support in Diabetes Management

Kathryn Kanzler PsyD, ABPP leads a project to partner with community-based promotores in the development and implementation of a culturally responsive intervention that helps patients manage Type 2 Diabetes.

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