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Our Mission

The mission of the SHARE is to develop and conduct practice-based geriatric research to improve the health of older adults. The goal of the SHARE PBRN is to generate practical and timely evidence that can be used by primary care providers to enhance the quality and efficacy of senior health care.

This new PBRN is building on current and prior collaborations between UT Health San Antonio and WellMed, including the Community of Dementia Excellence: Successfully Aging & Living in San Antonio (CODE: SALSA) project, funded by the Administration on Community Living / DHHS (09ADPI0014-00).  The overall goal of CODE:SALSA is to strengthen home and community-based services for persons with dementia and their caregivers and foster a dementia-capable community in San Antonio.

Prior work between UT Health San Antonio and WellMed include an NIA-funded R21 Added Value of Primary Care-Senior Center Linkages for Health and Functioning (AG0456660), which explored the role that multipurpose senior centers play in maintaining the health and functioning of older adults with diabetes.

Faculty Co-Directors: Sara Espinoza, MD and Polly Hitchcock Noël, PhD

PBRN Coordinator:  Marissa Mexquitic, MS

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Inez Cruz, PhD, LMSW

PBRN Center Director