Where can you find all the back-to-school events, health fairs and clinics where you can get free backpacks and school supplies, free and low-cost immunization shots? On NOWCastSA's bit.ly/KISSMap. Click the boxes at the top to search for events by date, or type your address in the search field to find the event closest to you. Click on the marker for event details and directions to get there by car or public transportation.
Written by City of San Antonio on Sep 26 2021 - 3:16pm
Beginning September 24, Metro Health will offer a $100 H-E-B gift card to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccinations among San Antonio and Bexar County residents to become fully vaccinated. “We hope that individuals who are still not vaccinated will take advantage of this incentive because it will take all of us getting vaccinated to end this pandemic,” Metro Health Director Claude A. Jacob said. “Our COVID vaccines can help prevent someone from getting and spreading the virus to others, and they can prevent serious illness or hospitalization.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 17 2020 - 2:48pm
The Dean of the Harvard Chan School of Public Health promised to convene a national conversation about racism in public health at the conclusion of a livestreamed broadcast interview with San Antonio Councilwoman Ana Sandoval. Dean Michelle A. Williams made the pledge after Sandoval conveyed a question from Dr. Lyssa Ochoa, a San Antonio vascular surgeon, who asked: "How can other healthcare professionals work with you to acknowledge racism in public health? How do we come together and work for a common goal?"
Written by Beth Graham on Apr 23 2020 - 7:56pm
A worldwide pandemic and the resulting disruption of daily routines can cause corresponding upheaval for children, who may not be able to understand the changes in their lives. Parents, caregivers and teachers may find it difficult to help children through hard times.
Written by Valerie Lambardia on Sep 12 2017 - 5:21pm
The San Antonio Health Collaborative held a Community Health Town Hall Meeting on April 17, 2017 to talk about access to health care, social determinants of health and how to create healthy communities. Ana Sandoval was the only candidate who came to the event, which was held at Woodlawn Pointe. Watch the conversation between moderator Caroline Bergeron of the Health Collaborative and Sandoval and listen to the audience question and answer session afterwards.
Written by Joseph Tucker on Aug 21 2017 - 5:21pm
By Joseph Tucker Increased raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Border Patrol agents are frightening women away from the only reproductive health clinic in the Rio Grande Valley, according to a reproductive rights advocate.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Jan 12 2017 - 3:22pm
SA2020, the local nonprofit that’s charting San Antonio’s progress in several categories over a decade, said 41 percent of 59 target goals have been achieved or exceeded. That was one of the big takeaways from a DreamWeek luncheon held Jan. 12 at the Witte Museum’s Mays Family Center.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 18 2016 - 5:12pm
Join NOWCastSA from 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18 for the webcast Ethical Issues in Palliative Care: Transforming Health Care for an Aging Society, a presentation by a lecture by Dr. Diane Meier, FACP, live from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio’s Pestana Lecture Hall.
Written by B Kay Richter on Oct 18 2016 - 12:15am
Editor's Note: This article orginally appeared in The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans - and engages with them - about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 6 2016 - 7:08pm
Join the Health Collaborative for the The 12th Annual Texas Health Literacy Conference: Integrating Health Literacy into Your Organization: Lessons Learned, Best Practices, and New Directions. The conference is being held Oct. 6 and Oct. 7, 2016 at La Quinta Inn & Suites at the San Antonio Medical Center.