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Saturday, September 28 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Health, Not Health Care

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We can drive outcomes by focusing on non-medical factors — like where you live, what you eat and whether you exercise.

Presented by The University of Texas at Austin and Ascension Seton. Supported by DHR Health and Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

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Edgar Walters

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Walters is an investigative reporter covering health and human services for the Tribune, where he started as an intern in 2013. Previously, he had a political reporting fellowship with the Berliner Zeitung, a daily newspaper in Berlin. Walters is a graduate of the Plan II Honors Program... Read More →

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Mini Kahlon

Vice Dean for Health Ecosystem at the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
Kahlon serves as the vice dean for health ecosystem at the Dell Medical School, leading the school’s innovation efforts. She also serves as executive director of Factor Health at Dell Med, a city-wide platform that addresses the drivers of health or nonmedical factors that can predict... Read More →
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Elena Marks

President and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation
Marks is the president and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation, a Houston-based philanthropy that works to improve the health of the 57 counties that make up the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. She is also a nonresident fellow in health policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute... Read More →
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Kirk Watson

State Senator
Watson, D-Austin, has represented Senate District 14 since 2007. He serves as the Senate’s president pro tempore. He also serves as vice chair of the Senate Nominations Committee and sits on the Education, Finance and Higher Education committees. Previously, Watson served as chair... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am CDT
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