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Free Summer Fun in San Antonio

Free Summer Fun in San Antonio

It’s official: school’s out! Dive into summertime fun with the family with this list of free or low-cost things to do in and around San Antonio.

Unique Health Needs of Black Americans: How to Advocate For Your Care

Unique Health Needs of Black Americans: How to Advocate For Your Care

Black Americans face unique health challenges due to many different factors, such as less access to quality health care, bias in the health care system, and lack of resources such as affordable housing, healthy food options, and education. Health care providers need to understand these issues and work toward more equity for all.

A Party (and a Health Plan) With a Purpose

A Party (and a Health Plan) With a Purpose

If you’re from San Antonio or the surrounding area, you probably know Fiesta as a huge city-wide event that brings us all together to celebrate our heritage, culture, history, and diversity.

Get Hoppin’! Local Egg Hunts & Free Spring Events

Get Hoppin’! Local Egg Hunts & Free Spring Events

If you’re looking for a fun and memorable way to spend the Easter holiday weekend in and around San Antonio, we’ve got you covered. From egg hunts to spring parades, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, hop on over to these spring events and enjoy!Bexar...

Spring Break 2024 – Local, Family-Friendly Fun!

Spring Break 2024 – Local, Family-Friendly Fun!

Spring break is almost here! If you’re ready for a break from the daily grind BUT have no idea what to do or where to go while the kids are out of school, you’ve come to the right place.

10 Ways to Honor Black History Month

10 Ways to Honor Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month and the diversity and richness of the Black experience at these local cultural events. These events showcase Black excellence through Black literature, Black farmers, Black-owned businesses, and the diversity of African American life.

Create Your Plate – Download Our Free Meal Planning Sheet!

Create Your Plate – Download Our Free Meal Planning Sheet!

Every year, millions of Americans make a New Year’s resolution to get healthy. THIS will be the year I eat better, exercise more, take care of myself! But, committing to change can be overwhelming. Community First wants to help you achieve your goals in 2023.

Festive Free Holiday Events and Lights!

Festive Free Holiday Events and Lights!

Here are some holiday events to consider, from free meals to holiday lights, to children’s activities. The spirit of Christmas and of the holiday season inspires wonder and kindness. All of these events and light shows are free to attend.

Why Is My Kid Always Sick?

Why Is My Kid Always Sick?

Everyone gets sick at some point. This is a normal, expected part of life. The good news is that for most children, getting sick frequently is not a sign of a bigger problem.

Why Do I Need a Mammogram?

Why Do I Need a Mammogram?

Mammograms save lives! Early detection plus starting treatment earlier equals a higher breast cancer survival rate.

When to Call 911 vs. 988

When to Call 911 vs. 988

If you or a loved one is having suicidal ideation or a mental health crisis, call 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline immediately. If you or a loved one are in danger from a medical emergency, a fire, or dangerous criminal activity, call 911 immediately.

10 Ways to Boost Your Kids’ Confidence Using Daily Affirmations

10 Ways to Boost Your Kids’ Confidence Using Daily Affirmations

Our little ones can have big feelings! A new school year, a new grade, possibly a new school? These are all situations that can bring out those big feelings—all kinds of feelings. Don’t forget to add positive self-talk, AKA daily affirmations, to your children’s routine.

5 Things You Can Do NOW to Prevent Skin Cancer

5 Things You Can Do NOW to Prevent Skin Cancer

Millions of people around the world get skin cancer every year. Treatment has improved greatly, yet skin cancer can still be deadly. Prevention is the best way to protect yourself.

FREE Back-To-School Events & Giveaways

FREE Back-To-School Events & Giveaways

✏️🍎 Start the new school year on the right foot! Mark your calendar for one of these local back-to-school events near you and get needed school supplies, giveaways, resources, and information to help prepare your student for a successful year.

Splash Into Summer! FREE Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

Splash Into Summer! FREE Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

Splash pads are great places to visit if you want to get your kids outdoors AND stay cool at the same time. Lucky for us, there are several splash pads spread out across San Antonio and surrounding areas.

Healthy Test-Taking Tips

Healthy Test-Taking Tips

Test-taking can be a stressful experience for many students, whether it’s a high-stakes exam (ahem, STAAR testing) or a simple quiz. Use these quick tips and tricks to help your child feel their best.

How To Eat Well While Saving Money – It Is Possible!

How To Eat Well While Saving Money – It Is Possible!

Many of us are searching for cheaper options and buying less at the grocery store as prices keep getting higher. However, there are still ways to stay nourished, keep your family healthy, AND save on your grocery bill.

Celebrate The Season With Free Holiday Fun!

Celebrate The Season With Free Holiday Fun!

‘Tis the season for holiday fun! However you may choose to celebrate this season, make time to check out these fun, FREE holiday events near you! There’s truly something for everyone.

Checking In On Your Child’s Mental Health

Checking In On Your Child’s Mental Health

School has been back in session for a couple of months now. Your child is most likely getting familiar with their new environment and routine, making new friends, navigating social situations, and adjusting to their new responsibilities.

Enjoy Family Fun For All This Fall!

Enjoy Family Fun For All This Fall!

As the weather begins to finally cool down, now is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. Luckily, San Antonio has no shortage of festive fall fun perfect for the whole family! We’ve put together a list of local autumn activities for all.

Connecting Mothers and Their Families Through a Pandemic

SAN ANTONIO, TX. – February 11, 2021 - Community First Health Plans donated five tablets to University Health designed to help mothers virtually connect with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) during their hospital stay. This donation was made in...

Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor At Your Next Checkup

Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor At Your Next Checkup

Unsure what to ask at your next annual health checkup? See where you fit in the two scenarios below and then check out what to ask at your health checkup for the top 5 questions to ask your doctor at your next visit.

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