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Residents In North Bexar County Live 20 Years Longer Than Those In The South

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A map assessing life expectancy by zip code in Bexar County, according the Bexar County Health Collaborative.

A county-wide assessment has found that zip code can make a difference in an individual's overall health and life span.

San Antonio is one of the most economically segregated cities in the nation. For many residents, lack of access to nutritious food and preventative health care are contributing factors to a life expectancy gap between northern and southern areas of the city. 

The 2017 Healthy Bexar Plan will attempt to tackle this issue starting with five target areas: behavioral and mental well-being, child and family development, healthy eating and active living, safe communities and sexual health. 

A "needs assessment" will first identify health-related vulnerabilities, stressors and strengths in Bexar County. The second major phase, a Community Health Improvement Plan –  also known as CHIP – will outline the goals and strategies guiding 70 partner organizations in the area. 

How will specific steps be implemented? Which regional organizations are involved and how can the community access resources? 

To view the 2017 Bexar County Community Health Improvement Plan, click here.

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Jan Ross Piedad is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.