New Tool Provides Insight Into Factors That Shape San Antonio’s Health

May 27, 2018

Emily Royall

San Antonio lags behind other U.S. cities in terms of access to parks and income inequality in addition to several other factors affecting health outcomes highlighted by a new data tool, the City Health Dashboard, released last week by the Department of Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine.

Users can explore such indicators as park access or housing cost by census tract and correlate those indicators to measured health outcomes for San Antonio. They can also see how San Antonio fares compared to other cities.

The Dashboard indicates that just over 40 percent of San Antonio's residents have park access, compared to an average of 59 percent across the dashboard's 500 cities.

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