High Schools

Education, literacy determine your longterm health

New Year's resolutions are often attempts at self-improvement.

Determined, well-intentioned people try to exercise and eat better, choose a book over tv, sign up for a class. Everyone has habits they want to break or hobbies they want to pick up. Resolutions are usually about changing yourself, but this year the Williamsburg Health Foundation dares you to think big. We challenge you to make a resolution to change the world around you: make your community a healthier place to live for everyone.

Good health is not just a personal success, and poor health is not only a personal failing. Your education is a dramatic social determinant of health – the more years in school,...