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The Powerful Relationship between Education and Health

What: Summer Salon: The Powerful Relationship between Education and Health

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 7:30am – 9:00am

Where: Canopy on Montrose (3939 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006)

Who: Center for Houston’s Future, Juanita Romans, President and CEO, The Romans Group; Ken Janda, President & CEO of Community Health Choice, Inc.; Dr. Patricia Gail Bray, Executive Director & Chief Administrative and Academic Officer, St. Luke’s Episcopal Health Charities; Dr. Luisa Franzini, Associate Professor & Director in the Division of Management, Policy and Community Health, UT School of Public Health; and, Ashley Weathers, Director of Advancement, Small Steps Nurturing Center

Why: Education influences health through increasing income, healthier behaviors, and improving social networks and mental health, and society gains from the decreased health care cost of a better educated population. (Center for Houston’s Future Community Indicator Report on Human Capital Development and Education, 2012)

· The higher the education, the less likely that a person will suffer from chronic illnesses. (Texas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)

· The more educated, the more likely that people will engage in preventive care, such as obtaining flu shots and vaccines. (Center for Houston’s Future Community Indicator Report on Human Capital Development and Education, 2012)

· Within Texas and the MSA, lower levels of physical activity, in part due to lower levels of leisure time, are reported by those with less education. (Center for Houston’s Future Community Indicator Report on Human Capital Development and Education, 2012)

· Life expectancy is increasing only for those individuals with at least some college education. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to Build a Healthier America, 2009)

Center for Houston’s Future, The Region’s Think Tank, is a 501 c(3) nonprofit organization that works to solve our region’s toughest problems by providing meaningful research, defining innovative strategies, and engaging diverse leaders.

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Contact:
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Manager – Communications & Events
Center for Houston’s Future
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