This issue brief created with support from the robert wood johnson foundation provides an overview of what research shows about the links between education and health alongside the perspectives of residents of a disadvantaged urban community in richmond virginia. The social determinants of health in poverty describe the factors that affect impoverished populations health and health inequality inequalities in health stem from the conditions of peoples lives including living conditions work environment age and other social factors and how these affect peoples ability to respond to illness these . Countries with weak health and education conditions find it harder to achieve sustained growth indeed economic evidence confirms that a 10 improvement in life expectancy at birth is associated with a rise in economic growth of some 03 04 percentage points a year. Beyond access to health care we know that broadband is critical to building prosperity in rural communities this connection will link farms homes schools and health care facilities to the rest of the world broadband will make farms and factories more productive lastly this infrastructure will expand access to education and health care resources and also connect businesses to new . Of health health education and the development of knowledge with the active participation of all sectors it should be possible in a not too distant future for mexico to become a global model of advancement in health and health care
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