Building Place and Equity into Health Planning in San Antonio
Children don't get to choose where they are born. But in Bexar County, Texas, where San Antonio is located, current death data shows that children born in neighborhoods immediately to the east and west of downtown can expect to live as many as 20 fewer years than children in the far northwest corner of the county.
This story was written by Leah Hendey at the Urban Institute, drawn from documents and interviews with the Health Collaborative. CI:Now is the San Antonio partner in the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, a learning network in 30 cities coordinated by the Urban Institute. All partners ensure communities have access to data and the skills to use information to advance equity and well-being across neighborhoods.
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