San Antonio is the second-most populous city in Texas, featuring a colourful blend of Mexican and Texan culture. It is 150 miles (240 km) from the Mexican border at Laredo, on one of the most-traveled routes to Mexico. Much of its population (about three-fifths) is of Hispanic (mainly Mexican) descent, and many are Spanish-speaking or bilingual.
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District aims to prevent illness, promote healthy behaviors, and protect against health hazards throughout their community through education, collaboration and key services.
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Urban Health Agenda
Our vision for the future of urban health looks beyond health care. Government and community organizations work together to make our wider environments safer, healthier, and more equitable.Learn More
Health Equity Tool
Together with Human Impact Partners, we created an Equity Lens Tool for health officials and their staffs to use in the context of COVID-related decision making.View Tool
Views from the Big Cities: San Antonio and Charlotte
For our eighth Views from the Big Cities webinar, we heard about San Antonio and Mecklenburg County’s responses to the pandemic from Colleen Bridger, interim Director of San Antonio Metro Health District and Assistant City Manager of San Antonio and Gibbie Harris, the Director of Mecklenburg County Public Health.