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 is Hiring!

The ReACH Center is hiring a Program Manager and Research Scientist to support our recently funded Resources Information Support and Education (RISE) Rural Telementoring Training Center. To learn more about this position please visit our Job Opportunities page!

Local Census Response Rate

Are you interested in seeing how many people in your community are responding to the 2020 Census?  As of August 11th the national self-response rate of the 2020 Census is 63.4%. The self-response rate for Texas is 58.5%, and the self-response rate in Bexar County is 62.5%. Stay up to date with self response rates from across the U.S. on the Census Bureau website.  

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ReACH Scholar

ReACH Core Scholar Publication Examines Young Adult JUULing Use

A recently released publication by ReACH Core Scholar Kathleen Case, DrPH, MPH in the Journal of Adolescent Health uses data from the Marketing and Promotions Across Colleges in Texas Project (Project M-PACT) to compare the characteristics of usual JUUL users versus other electronic delivery systems (ENDS) users. 

New ReACH Core Scholar Publication Explores Body Image in Adult Women

A new publication authored by ReACH Core Scholar Lisa Smith Kilpela, PhD and collaborators at Trinity University and Pennington Biomedical Research Center explores body image in adult women along with probable connections in health/ wellness behaviors, health-related quality of life and functional impairment. 

ReACH Core Scholar Waridibo Allison Plays Critical Role in Providing Specialty-Level Care in Underserved Areas

Wari Allison, MD, PhD

Dr. Waridibo Allison and the ReACH Center are working to improve health outcomes for patients living in rural, remote and underserved communities throughout Texas through ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes).  

ReACH Core Scholar Waridibo Allison Honored with 2018 Outstanding Community Researcher - Community Engagement Hero Award

ReACH Core Scholar Waridibo Allison, MD, PhD was honored with the 2018 Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) Outstanding Community Researcher - Community Engagement Hero Award at the 2018 IIMS Community Engagement Symposium on September 29, 2018.

ReACH Scholar Lisa Cleveland, PhD Receives Grants Funding to Expand Training for Opioid Antidote

Opioid Crisis

ReACH Scholar Dr. Lisa Cleveland, assistant professor at UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing has worked extensively with herion addicted mothers in Bexar Country.  She is using her experiences with these mothers to inform Bexar County's Joint Opioid Task Force and was recently awarded two grants from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to train first responders in the use of Narcan, an anti-overdose medication that can be injected or given as a nasal spray.   

ReACH Scholar Waridibo Allison MD, PhD receives 2018 Community Engagement Small Project Grant

Wari Allison, MD, PhD

Dr. Wari Allison received a 2018 Community Engagement Small Project Grant from the UT Health San Antonio Institute for Integration of Medicine & Science (IIMS) for her project titled "RACE to STOP HCV (Research Activity and Community Engagement to Screen, Treat and Organize Prevention for Hepatitis C" in collaboration with the Southwest Border Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Community Health Center.  

ReACH Scholar Bertha "Penny" Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC Awarded KL2 Grant

We are pleased to announce that ReACH Scholar, Bertha "Penny" Flores, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC has been awarded a KL2 grant!

ReACH Scholar Lisa Cleveland, PhD awarded PCORI Tier I award

Lisa Cleveland, Ph.D., RN, PNP-BC, IBCLC, works with Yolanda Aldana and her baby, Nevaeh, on Kangaroo Mother Care techniques. Aldana and her daughter are part of the Mommies Program, a community-based counseling and parenting program for mothers recovering from substance abuse.

The ReACH Center is pleased to announce that Lisa Cleveland, PhD, RN,  PNP-BC, IBCLC has been awarded a PCORI Pipeline to Proposal Tier I award! 

ReACH Scholar Kathryn Kanzler, PsyD, ABPP Awarded KL2 Grant

We are pleased to announce that ReACH Scholar, Kathryn Kanzler, PsyD, ABPP has been awarded a KL2 grant!
 

White House recognizes South Texas hepatitis C control efforts lead by ReACH Director Dr. Barbara J. Turner

Dr. Barbara J. Turner was recognized Thursday, May 19, 2016 by the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the 2016 National Hepatitis Testing Day observance in Washington, DC.

The University of Texas Heath Science Center at San Antonio's Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) lead by Dr. Barbara J. Turner was recognized Thursday, May 19, 2016 by the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during the 2016 National Hepatitis Testing Day observance in Washington, DC.  The White House and HHS acknowledged the center's initiatives to screen, evaluate and cure chronic hepatitis C infection in diverse healthcare settings caring for low-income populations across South Texas.

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