For many years, University Health System and the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District have worked together on initiatives to better the good health of our community by improving access to immunizations and preventive health services, raising awareness on the importance of healthy lifestyle choices, and coordinating the community’s medical response during disaster situations. In 2017, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff and Mayor Ron Nirenberg charged this partnership with developing a plan to battle the growing opioid crisis. The plan, which includes tactics for healthcare providers as well as the general public was presented in the Fall of 2018. So far, the initiative has resulted in federal grants totaling more than $15 million to support these tactics. Turn to page 20 to read more.