Education and Skills

The ability to gain knowledge, access positive learning opportunities, and apply skills are the cornerstones of healthy human development.

Education allows each person to gain access to create opportunities. It impacts every aspect of our lives, as it is the means by which we develop as individuals and come to understand our world. Education level is directly linked to income and job security, but also correlates with health, mental well-being, civic engagement, home ownership, and long-term financial stability. Beyond the economic implications, education is an issue of basic human dignity. Education improves skills such as literacy, develops effective habits, and may improve cognitive ability. The skills acquired through education can affect health indirectly (through better jobs and earnings) or directly (through ability to follow health care regimens and manage diseases), and they can affect the ability of patients to navigate the health system.