January 10, 2012
I hope you’ll check it out. But even more than that, I hope you’ll sign up to help us make this happen.
As you probably remember, I’ve called on the community to rally around 10 Goals in 10 Years. The list includes a medical school, a teaching hospital, uniquely Austin health clinics providing preventative care and helping folks in our neighborhoods, enhanced psychiatric facilities, an effort to make Austin a center for cancer treatment, and cutting-edge research facilities.
The response has been extraordinarily positive, enthusiastic and exciting. People see the immense value of such a vision and want to be a part of it.
And I hope you’ll be a part of it too. Please go to www.kirkwatson.com/austins-health, where you can get news, information and background on the community’s effort to make this wise investment that will help generations of Central Texans live better, longer, and more prosperously.
But more than that, you’ll join the community of Central Texans who support better health and healthcare through education – not just of doctors, but also patients, kids, seniors … everyone.
Medical education means better access to doctors and nurses for everyone – those who have health insurance, and those who don’t. It means cutting-edge cures and products that will supercharge our economy just as they help make people better. It means opportunities for diagnoses, treatment and cures in Austin for those who currently seek help in Houston, Dallas and other cities.
It also means, by one estimate, roughly 15,000 permanent jobs and close to $2 billion in economic activity. And it means innovative public-private partnerships to build and sustain it all.
So go on over to www.kirkwatson.com/austins-health. There, you’ll find information about:
There will be more features to come; we’ll keep you posted as we add them.
And, of course, we have the sign up page. Please go there now and put your name down, and post the page on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere so others can sign up too.
Please be part of our healthcare community. It’s one of the best things we can do for our health, our lives, and our economy. We’ll need your help to do it.