Local syringe exchange programs may now operate in Bexar County without participants being prosecuted for possession of drug paraphernalia.
A project that analyzes health policies in the nation’s 40 largest cities recognized San Antonio for implementing policy to address community health.
Colleen Bridger calls the age hike for purchasing tobacco products the “most significant public health policy that I will ever be involved with.”
Amid a national opioid abuse epidemic, Bexar County is still waiting to receive $3 million in state funding to fight opioid abuse on the ground.
More children go to the hospital for asthma attacks in San Antonio than other Texas cities, according to state health data.
The Texas governor wants to avoid a designation of poor air quality for San Antonio, though public health advocates say the city’s air clearly doesn’t meet standards.
City Council is set to vote on a proposal to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21, with convenience retailers opposing the proposed ordinance.
Metro Health Director Colleen Bridger said the proposed revisions would mirror current state laws, but would change the age restrictions to 21.
As Bexar County teen pregnancy rates decline, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District on Tuesday released provisional data showing that pregnancy rates among teen mothers who already have a child remain stubbornly high.
This is the first local analysis that directly addresses how ground-level ozone pollution impacts San Antonio’s public health and economy.