The proposed $2.8 billion budget, up 5.8 percent from last year, allocates $4.8 million in direct city funds to Metro Health initiatives.
A project that analyzes health policies in the nation’s 40 largest cities recognized San Antonio for implementing policy to address community health.
San Antonio for efforts toward achieving health communities, but was given no overall medal. The City of San Antonio is determined to improve that ranking.
Metro Health Director Colleen Bridger hopes SA will join 13 of the 40 largest U.S. cities in raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21.