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Healthier Texas coming next week

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

Next week, Austin will host the 2018 Healthier Texas Summit, put on by the the University of Texas System and the nonprofit It’s Time Texas. The summit aims to reduce the impact of chronic disease in Texas and build healthier communities. A press release about the event, which will take place Oct. 25-26 at the AT&T Conference Center, explains, “Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and in partnership with Texas Health Improvement Network, the Summit will offer a unique opportunity for health champions from communities across the state to come together for the sole purpose of Uniting to Transform Health in Texas, and will attract Texans from multiple sectors including healthcare, education, business, government, nonprofits and community entities.” That includes the 20th U.S. surgeon general, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, M.D., MPH, who will open the Healthier Texas Summit, and Karen DeSalvo, M.D., MPH, professor of internal medicine and population health at UT’s Dell Medical School and who most recently served as acting assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the Obama administration, who will share her experience during her keynote lunch address on Friday, Oct. 26. For more information and registration visit

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