332 W. Commerce
San Antonio,TX 78205
Population-based Services Area Mission: To assess and identify the health needs of the San Antonio Community, and to provide evidence-based resources to assure optimal health and well being.
Chronic Disease Prevention
The Chronic Disease Prevention Program was created in 2009 to tie together the efforts and resources of new and existing projects focused on chronic disease prevention and wellness promotion. The Program provides health information, education and programs related to nutrition, physical activity, diabetes and other chronic disease prevention.
Community health assessment is conducted continuously in San Antonio and Bexar County. Using a combination of information from many sources, Metro Health annually compiles the Health Profiles report, which details area demographics, education, disability, maternity statistics, child abuse, immunization rates, obesity, asthma, communicable diseases, and deaths. Learn more
Healthy Start is a federally-funded initiative to decrease infant mortality. It is a case management program that works with pregnant women in their homes, to help them accomplish their goals and have healthier pregnancies and healthier babies. The San Antonio Healthy Start Program targets its efforts in 15 zip codes in Bexar County that have the highest infant mortality rates. The program has four main components: Outreach, Health Education, Case Management, and Community Consortium. Learn more
Project WORTH (Working on Real Teen Health) is a program designed to help the youth of San Antonio and Bexar County make healthy choices and postpone pregnancy. The program focuses on both parents and teens and emphasizes abstinence, parent communication, and healthy youth development. Learn more
The School Nurse Liaison works between Metro Health and San Antonio area school districts and child care facilities to promote positive health outcomes, among students, families, and staff. Learn more
The Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is working in partnership with non-profit organizations, health systems, substance abuse centers, and advocacy groups across San Antonio to reduce the burden of tobacco-related illness in our community. Metro Health recently received a grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services to fund the development of a tobacco prevention and control program and a community-based coalition, San Antonio Tobacco Control and Prevention Coalition (SA-TPCC), that will lead the effort. Through a combination of awareness campaigns, tobacco cessation programs, tobacco use prevention education, and public policy changes, Metro Health and the SA-TPCC will create an appropriate and effective program to serve the San Antonio community and its multicultural needs. See SA-TPCC website
WIC is the non-emergency Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Those who qualify for WIC assistance receive food vouchers (redeemable at grocery stores for certain nutritious foods), nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and support, and health care referrals at no cost. WIC services are available to pregnant women, postpartum women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under five years old. Learn more