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Two-minute Reads on Health Literacy and Planetary Health

San Antonio, Texas — Melanie Stone, director of Community Service Learning at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and co-director of Health Confianza, recently spoke with The School of Public Health at UT Health San Antonio about …

Club Spotlight: Grupo Nueva Vida

San Antonio, Texas — When Guadalupe Campos and Miguel Padilla arrive at Family Service’s The Neighborhood Place in San Antonio’s Westside, they have homemade food in a crockpot, fruit and snacks. With warm smiles, Campos and Padilla turn a classroom sp …

Club Spotlight: Advocates for Salud!

San Antonio, Texas — As soon as Abraham Baistra, a student at Cast MED High School, heard about the new Community Health Club at his school he was curious. CAST MED puts an emphasis on project-based learning, medical and biomedical education, college p …

Finding Your Tribe (Gente)

A collection of stories about finding preventive health knowledge, collective wisdom and social connection at Community Health Clubs in San Antonio.  San Antonio — On a weekday morning a group of women from Harlandale, an economically-disadvantaged com …

Health Confianza teams up with KLRN’s (PBS) The Healthy Kids Project

In collaboration with KLRN Public Television’s Healthy Kids Project, Jason Rosenfeld, DrPH, MPH, of Health Confianza delivered a lesson on common illnesses and the importance of hand washing in keeping our children and families healthy. Hand washing is …

Health Confianza Introduces Long Covid Resource Page

Four years after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, an estimated 23 million Americans are living with long Covid, which is defined as the health issues that continue or emerge after the initial COVID infection, and that persist for four or more weeks …

CSL Conference: Learn How Public Health and Our Planet’s Health is Intertwined

San Antonio, Texas — The 17th Annual Community Service Learning Conference — “One Planet. One Health. We are all connected.”— is pleased to host Teddie M. Potter, clinical professor and director of planetary health at the University of Minnesota School …

Three Things to Know, Three Resources

San Antonio — ​Don’t forget to keep on top of your and your family’s health this holiday season. Below are three things to know and three resources for a healthier winter and start to the new year. Three Things to Know One: RSV, Flu and COVID-19 Move T …

Videos: We are Health Confianza – Somos Health Confianza

Health Confianza, a county-wide health literacy initiative, is focused on creating a more informed, confident and healthier community, using health literacy as a tool. To get to know Health Confianza better, we’ve created a YouTube playlist with short …

Commentary: San Antonio, what are your ideas to reverse loneliness?

This commentary first appeared in the San Antonio Express News on Nov. 17th San Antonio — Nothing brings San Antonians out of their homes like Fiesta in the spring or the arrival of the Spurs’ Victor Wembanyama. We love to get together, yet many suffer …

Update on RSV Vaccine from a Pediatrician and Mom

As a pediatrician and a mom, I am very happy to share that parents and doctors have new tools to protect our kids from RSV. RSV is a virus, a tiny germ that causes cough and fever. Almost every child catches RSV at some point. But for little babies, RS …

Health Confianza debuts Wellnesscultura.org

Health Confianza debuts Wellnesscultura.org during Health Literacy Month  San Antonio — October is Health Literacy Month and Health Confianza, a community-wide health literacy initiative, has introduced wellnesscultura.org, an online resource with prev …

Health Confianza Socks Sweepstakes

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Health Confianza, a community-wide health literacy project focused on advancing health equity in San Antonio, is giving away 30 pairs of Health Confianza socks to a total of 30 lucky followers on IG, FB and Snapchat in a random dra …

SAISD Approves Health Confianza Training and Curriculum

San Antonio  — The San Antonio Independent School District’s board gave Health Confianza, a community-wide health project, approval to begin offering its health literacy training and curriculum at SAISD schools. Health Confianza will start by providing …

Health Confianza program unites local organizations to improve health literacy in San Antonio

San Antonio — Health Confianza’s Melanie Stone and Empower House’s Angelita Negrón spoke with “Fronteras,” a Texas Public Radio show, on the topic of health equity and Health Confianza’s Pledge Program. Here’s an excerpt from the show: Making informed …

10 Organizations Join Health Confianza’s Health Literacy Pledge Program

Pledge Program News

10 organizations join Health Confianza’s Health Literacy Pledge Program SAN ANTONIO – Health Confianza, a communitywide effort providing health literacy training and education to the community, professionals and organizations, has welcomed 10 local org …

Health Confianza Feature

SAN ANTONIO (May 13, 2022) — A stalwart team at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) is engaging health care providers, community members and organizations to improve health literacy and increase the publ …

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