Bexar County’s childhood obesity rate was at 28.8 percent in 2016 – significantly higher than the 2016 state average of 15.7 percent, according to a recent report from the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Of the 233,185 households in Texas set to lose SNAP benefits under the proposed change, 75 percent are living in poverty.
Bexar County health outcomes are heavily impacted by social and economic factors, including severe housing problems and the number of children living in poverty.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded the 2018 Culture of Health Prize to San Antonio for its commitment to health equity.
When it comes to resident health and well-being, Bexar County ranks 115th for overall health out of 242 Texas counties measured.
Question: Do all San Antonio babies get an equitable start on a healthy life?