CityHealth kicked off its new quarterly Policymaker Webinar Series, which was created as a platform for local leaders to tell their story of pursuing policy change to improve city resident’s health and quality of life.
Our first webinar featured a city official who exemplifies bold policy change: Dr. Colleen Bridger, Health Director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District. Earlier this year, Bridger led successful efforts in her city to raise the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21, an evidence based policy called Tobacco 21. The ordinance made San Antonio the first city in Texas to pass the law, which went into effect days before the webinar, on October 1.
Hear Dr. Bridger’s firsthand account of what contributed to her city’s success and what she considers some powerful lessons learned that can be applied to the work of other city leaders trying to spark change in their communities.Download