The School of Osteopathic Medicine has been spearheading school-based vaccination clinics on San Antonio’s South and West sides for the past two years.
UIWSOM leaders are hopeful that this model of collaborative and community-based outreach may provide part of the answer to effective preventive care.
Through decreased consumption, soda taxes directly impact obesity and diabetes and generate millions to invest in neighborhoods, schools, and public health.
The H-E-B Body Adventure is a modular interactive, electronic, hands-on experience for both children and adults.
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrated that the rich in the United States live, on average, 15 years longer than the poor, that there is considerable community variation in lower income life expectancy and that the rich/poor life expectancy gap has been increasing.
The Witte Museum’s H-E-B Body Adventure, possibly the most innovative health and fitness exhibit in the United States, has the potential, if used with creativity, daring and political will, to really benefit the health of children and adults.
I am no longer the City’s Director of Metro Health and all indications are I might be the last trained physician to hold that post, but the focus shouldn’t be on me or what others are saying about me.
With intelligence, creativity, targeted investment and lots of hard work, San Antonio is becoming fitter.