We’re #1, but it’s not what you think
Considered one of the most economically segregated cities in our nation, San Antonio and its residents face the highest rates of the inequality. Last month, Healthy Futures of Texas attended Dr. Christine Drennon of Trinity University’s “Legacy of Residential Segregation and Social Immobility” seminar hosted by the Healthy Families Network.
Housing and property policies — originally developed in the 1920’s — continue to affect generations of San Antonio residents’ social mobility, economic development, health outcomes, and educational opportunities.
Poverty level, education, and access to health care can all be connected to the neighborhood or district that a person lives in. These areas experience higher rates of teen pregnancy, premature births, low-birth weight, and infant mortality.
Healthy Futures of Texas supports access to preventive healthcare for both teens and adults. Through our Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition project, Healthy Futures also works toward access to contraception and other preventive care for ALL Texas women. Everyone should have the opportunity to stay healthy, avoid unplanned pregnancy, and plan for healthy pregnancies.
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