Longitudinal research confirms that high quality educational programs like Orange Children & Parents Together positively impact adult health outcomes. Most people do not make the connection between public health and education, but countless studies like the High/Scope Perry Preschool Study and The Abecedarian Study prove the following positive outcomes for children enrolled in programs like OCPT: 1.) less likely to become smokers, resulting in decreased costs related to lung cancer and related diseases; 2.) more likely to eat balanced, nutritional diets and lead active lifestyles, thus decreasing obesity and heart disease; 3.) less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, resulting in decrease of crime and incarceration; 4.) less likely to experience depression and more likely to be an active community member; 5.) more likely to wear seat belts; 6.) more likely to avoid abusive relationships; 7.) less likely to engage in high-risk sexual behaviors; and 8.) more likely to have consistent employment and health insurance. Continue reading here for the entire Docs for Tots brief.