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Higher Education
Rice University
News Release
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Rice U. forum to examine impact of health care policy on social policy
Baker and Kinder institutes at Rice to host 'Social Policy is Health Policy' Feb. 2

HOUSTON  – A Feb. 2 forum at Rice University will focus on the social and economic determinants of health, as well as how a variety of social policies related to housing, education and child care are linked directly to health in America. Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy and Kinder Institute for Urban Research will host "Social Policy is Health Policy: The Health Implications of Policies Outside the Silo of Health Care" at Baker Hall's Kelly International Conference Facility at 6 p.m. This free forum is open to the public, but reservations are required. 

What:              "Social Policy is Health Policy: The Health Implications of Policies Outside the Silo of Health Care."

Who:               Steven Woolf, director of the Center for Human Needs and professor in the Department of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University; Mark Hayward, director of the Population Research Center, professor of sociology and the      Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin; and Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

When:                  6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. 

Where:            Kelly International Conference Facility at Rice University's Baker Hall, 6100 Main St. 

The featured speaker for the event is Steven Woolf, director of the Center for Human Needs and professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. Panelists for the event include Mark Hayward, director of the Population Research Center, professor of sociology and the Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, and Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy. 

The event will be held at 6 p.m. in the Kelly International Conference Facility at Rice University's Baker Hall, 6100 Main St., and will feature an in-depth discussion of how health care policy impacts social policy in the U.S. 

For more information or to RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/Angogc. To schedule an interview or obtain media credentials, contact Amy Hodges at 713-348-6777 or amy.hodges@rice.edu

For a map of Rice University's campus, go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html




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