Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Associate Professor and director of the Health Policy and Management program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, provided the keynote talk at the Hampden County Public Health Improvement Forum held Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Holyoke Community College's Kittredge Center. The forum was designed to review the economic costs incurred as a result of Hampden County’s poor health, while also allowing stakeholders and decision makers to strategize a unified vision plan for the county to improve health outcomes.
Rodriguze-Monguio’s talk focused on health and economics. Afterwards, she spoke with local media about what could be done to improve the county’s poor health. She said community health care centers along with public education about healthy lifestyles could help Hampden County address factors that have it ranked as the least healthy county in Massachusetts.
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