Webcast: Health disparities in Bexar County

REPLAY VIDEO: Join NOWCastSA for a live webcast of Moving Toward a Healthy Community: Health Disparities and Mending the Gaps in Bexar County on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio Holly Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive.  Audiences will aso be watching from the Health Science Center Laredo Campus in DDH 2.200, Harlingen Campus at the RAHC Auditorium 1.100, and at the Texas Research Park AT&T 1.130, and anyone can view the video live or replay it later right here on this page.



Join the #MendingGaps Group to continue this community conversation

According the the Center, Mending Gaps will catalyze constructive, public conversation about healthcare access, outcomes and disparities in San Antonio. The discussion will explore unfilled health care needs as well as root causes that contribute to inequalities and poor health (such as poverty, underinsurance, low health literacy, language, cultural factors and transportation).

Dr. Anil T. Mangla, Chief of Epidemiology at SA Metro Health, will review recent data from San Antonio and Bexar County documenting the five major disparities in health outcomes according to race, ethnicity, income, zip code or relevant demographic descriptors. Center Director Dr. Ruth Berggren and Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of University Health System Dr. Bryan Alsip will moderate a panel discussion on these issues. Members of the audience (both in the room and online) will have the opportunity to present questions to the panel.

The panelists include:

  • Academia: Robert Ferrer, MD, MPH, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UT Health Science Center
  • Non-Profit: Kevin C. Moriarty, President and CEO Methodist Healthcare Ministries
  • For-Profit: Efrem Castillo, MD, Regional Medical Director, WellMed
  • Community: Martha I. Castilla, San Antonio Promotora
  • Government: Senator Leticia Van de Putte, RPh, State Senate District 26


Online viewers can submit their questions to the panel by posting them in the Livestream Comments below the video, or on Twitter with #MendingGaps.

Those interested in attending the event at any Health Science Center location are encouraged to register online.

The Mending Gaps panel discussion is the eight event in a series of ethics discussions called Conversations About Ethics, hosted by the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the Ecumenical Center for Religion and Health. It is also one of four events scheduled October 10-12 to celebrate the Center's 10th Anniversary.