Healthcare related developments are getting news coverage in San Antonio and Bexar County, impacting the Southside San Antonio area including future VIDA residents. Check out our roundup of the latest news.
KSAT: Bexar County, University Health announce creation of a Public Health Division
Bexar County and University Health on Tuesday morning announced plans to create a Public Health Division within the hospital system.
The division will help address public health, population health and health equity for residents of Bexar County and the surrounding areas, officials said in a news conference on Tuesday morning.
San Antonio Business Journal: New initiative aims to boost regional public health equity and preparedness
The hub of this new initiative could land near near one of San Antonio’s newer university campuses
San Antonio Express-News: ‘Once-in-a-generation opportunity’: Bexar County is ‘re-imagining’ public health with $60 million investment
Up to $60 million in federal pandemic aid will be set aside to serve economically disadvantaged communities in outlying Bexar County, officials announced Tuesday.
The county is forming a public health division under its University Health. County leaders also will re-examine and coordinate some 15 health-related services currently provided by several departments. A nine-member public health advisory board will be created, and the county will build on partnerships with Texas A&M University-San Antonio and local school districts to develop a trained health care workforce to serve the South Side.