Through a contract with the City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) the ReACH Center coordinates the activities that are a part of the REACH Healthy Neighborhoods project run by Metro Health:
- Development, implementation and evaluation of a tobacco screening and referral policy for the UT Health San Antonio Resident Clinics (Family & Community Medicine and Internal Medicine) at the Robert B. Green Campus of University Health System.
- Development and implementation of a Community Health Worker (CHW) Continuing Education program with a curriculum of topics relevant to CHWs in the REACH Healthy Neighborhoods Project.
- Development of culturally appropriate messages to promotion tobacco cessation and the Quitxt, a text-based program designed to encourage smokers to quit smoking. These messages can be used by Metro Health and its collaborators to reach high-risk populations regarding tobacco prevention and cessation.
Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Project Period: April 2019 – September 2023
Co-PI: Joel Tsevat, MD, MPH
- Carlos Jaén, MD, PhD
- Patricia Chalela, DrPH
- Rebecca Jones, PhD
- Paula Winkler, MEd
- Belinda Flores, RN, BS