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ReACH/IIMS Announce 2019-2020 Population Health Pilot Grants Program

The ReACH Center, in conjunction with the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science (IIMS) have announced the 2019-2020 ReACH/IIMS Population Health Pilot Grants Program.  Applications are due January 13, 2020 by 5:00 pm.  To learn more about this RFA please visit our ReACH/IIMS Popultion Health Pilot Grants page! 

ReACH is Seeking a Research Area Specialist!

The ReACH Center is recruiting for a Research Area Specialist-Associate position.  For more information about this opening, please visit our Staff Opportunites page.  

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!

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Hepatitis C

STOP HCC/HCV Program Featured in CPRIT Annual Report

The Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) featured the STOP HCC/HCV program in their 2018 annual report. The Screen, Treat Or Prevent (STOP) HCC/HCV program has been funded by CPRIT since May 2015 and is led by former ReACH Director Barbara J. Turner, MD, MSEd.

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 Staff Raise Awareness About Hepatitis for World Hepatitis Day

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On Wednesday, July 18th ReACH Center Community Health Worker Ludivina Hernandez participated in Telemundo San Antonio's phone bank for hepatitis awareness. 

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. 

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 Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on Texas Public Radio's The Source

On Tuesday, August 29th, ReACH Director, Dr. Barbara J. Turner MD, MSEd, Dr. Hope Hubbard MD, an assistant professor of gastroenterology at UT Health San Antonio and Ms. Brenda Westbrooks, a patient screened and cured of hepatitis C through a program at the ReACH Center were featured on the Texas Public Radio program The Source.

ReACH Director featured on Texas Public Radio on World Hepatitis Day

On World Hepatitis Day (July 28th), Dr. Barbara J. Turner, the Director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) was featured on Texas Public Radio discussing the importance of hepatitis C screening for baby boomers (those born between 1945 and 1960).  

World Hepatitis Day is reminder to screen, treat baby boomers

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July 28 is World Hepatitis Day, and ReACH Center director Barbara J. Turner MD, MSEd., has a message for the generation most affected by hepatitis C, the baby boomers. Her mantra is the age-old adage: An ounce is prevention is worth a pound of cure.  
 

ReACH Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center Launch Website to Help Texans Prevent Liver Cancer

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is the 9th leading cause of cancer-related death in the US and is one of the few cancers with an increasing incidence and mortality rate.  Texas has the second highest HCC rate in the country and HCC is the fastest growing cancer in the state.  The ReACH Center and UT Southwestern Medical Center through the support of the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) have partnered on the Screen Treat or Prevent Hepatocellular Carcinoma (STOP HCC) initiative which aims to reduce HCC incidence and mortality in Texas by implementing an evidence-based hepatitis c virus (HCV) screening and treatment program for low-income populations in primary care settings across South Texas and the Dallas regions.  

ReACH Director Dr. Barbara J. Turner featured on The Huffington Post

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ReACH Director, Barbara J. Turner MD, MSED was featured in a Huffington Post article published January 23, 2017 that highlights the importance of raising awareness about hepatitis C screening.  

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