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02/03/14

New Virginia Policy Brief Makes the Case for Investing in Education

A new policy brief and animated video released by the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows how the links between education and health matter more now than they have in the past. In fact, Americans without a high school diploma are living sicker, shorter lives than ever before, and since the '90s, life expectancy has actually decreased for people without a high school education, especially white women. Both the brief and the animated video describe why the link between education and health is pronounced today and provide an overview of recent trends. The data provides talking points for making the case for investments in education.