In order to rapidly improve the health of our great state, it is critical that Texas’ most dedicated and innovative health professionals and health advocates meet in person to learn from each other, build relationships, and develop actionable goals with our shared vision in mind.
The only health event of its kind in the state, the Healthier Texas Summit offers informative sessions, town hall conversations, and interactive workshops, with education credits available for numerous professions.
We’re also thrilled to announce that Willam H. McRaven, Chancellor at The University of Texas System is this year’s keynote speaker.
If you work to improve the health of Texans, this event is for you.
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A Note From the Healthier Texas Leadership
Obesity alone will cost Texas employers a minimum of $9.5 billion dollars this year and, if current trends continue, could cost Texas employers as much as $32 billion a year by 2030.
We have a tremendous opportunity to turn the tide toward better health in Texas, but we must move quickly and work collaboratively. This is why our two organizations have joined together to create Healthier Texas – a unique public-private initiative designed to rapidly reduce the burden of preventable chronic disease in the Lone Star State. The Healthier Texas Summit represents our initiative’s first major project and an important step forward in the movement for a healthier state.
The Healthier Texas Summit will empower leaders from diverse sectors across the state with the latest science and proven approaches to improve health where Texans live, learn, and work. Whether we will be reconnecting or meeting for the first time, we look forward to seeing you in November as we all work together to improve the health of our great state.
-Drs. David Lakey and Baker Harrell