The Edge: January 18, 2016

Catch up and get ahead with the EDGE for the week of Jan. 18, 2016

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Closing

There’s an important deadline coming up and if you miss it, it could cost you.

The window is open until Jan. 31 to enroll in or change your health insurance under the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare.

Learn more about events where you can sign up and get information on the Affordable Care Act page at NOWCastSA, made possible thanks to support from Methodist Healthcare Ministries.

What's to like about Ginger Kerrick’s talk at the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics?

For starters,  NASA's first Hispanic female flight director has a heckuva sharp wit.

On a more serious note, she generously shared lessons from a life that has had more than its share of Plan B, and Plan C, and Plan D.

Even for someone as smart and as Kerrick, someone who has always had her eye on the goal, the journey to success isn’t a straight line.

Go here for the story and to replay the video.


What is a meaningful way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?

Columnist and community leader Cary Clack writes that the truest way to honor King is through nonviolence.

King defined nonviolence as love in action. He once said “At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love.”

Find Cary Clack’s column here, and scroll down on that same page to give a replay to his TEDx video with more about how to demonstrate “love in action.”

What is the impact of the built environment on public health?

That was the question at the recent conference on Public Health and the Built Environment.

Replay the videos of conversations about how San Antonio can plan for the future, focusing on ways to improve public health.

That includes looking beyond affordable housing strategies to get at a significant challenge for our rapidly growing city: Ensuring affordable housing for all residents in livable and healthy neighborhoods.

The story and a playlist of videos from the conference is here.