Bridger takes new Public Health Director position

Colleen Bridger will take a new position as Public Health Director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.

In the past, she has led the Orange County Health Department for more than five years, implementing such programs as the comprehensive Smoke-Free Public Places Rule, the Family Success Alliance anti-poverty program, the town-gown high-risk alcohol collaborative, and overdose prevention and harm reduction projects. Her new role in the nation’s seventh largest city health department will begin on March 6.