The Board of Directors for local nonprofit R.E.A.C.H. (Research, Education and Access for Community Health) has promoted its current Executive Director, Rebeca Aceves, to the role of President and CEO of the organization.
Aceves has served as the organization’s executive director for the last six years, which provides evidenced-based research, information, development, and implementation of programs to improve community health services and access to care in the State of Nevada, predominantly to the Hispanic community, however to anyone seeking the health care services it provides.
Aceves received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Guadalajara University located in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Since 2016 at R.E.A.C.H., she has been instrumental in the organization’s growth, especially implementing health and wellness projects during the past three years. Under her leadership, R.E.A.C.H has gained the trust of the Hispanic community in the State of Nevada and is the premier social service organization of the Hispanic population in providing education, prevention, and health services to the Hispanic population, understanding its barriers and limitations, overcoming obstacles, reaching goals and becoming the first health referral option for the Latino community. She believes in the mission and is passionate about creating an exceptional patient experience and culture for the team.
R.E.A.C.H. provides several health care related programs as “Ventanilla de Salud” (Mexican Consulate) “Salvando tu Salud” (General Consulate of El Salvador) and “Ruta de la Salud” (Mobile Clinic). These services improve access to primary and preventive health services and health insurance coverage to Mexicans and their families living in the US; provide basic health services, education and referrals for different resources at the Consulate of El Salvador for people with or without health insurance at low or no cost regardless of their country of origin; and provide access to basic health services via mobile clinics and its many partners in low income areas of the city for people with or without health insurance at no cost, vision screenings, pediatric and adult checkups, blood pressure glucose test and HIV testing for the Hispanic community.
Further information on R.E.A.C.H. can be found at reachlv.org.