Health Disparities in America, What's Our Responsibility?
Health Disparities in America, What’s Our Responsibility:
A discussion with Dr. David Satcher
On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher led a discussion on health disparities at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. His speech, which can be viewed at the bottom of this page, focused on efforts to eliminate health disparities in the United States.
As director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Satcher is committed to developing a diverse group of public health leaders and influencing policies to reduce and eliminate health disparities. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1998, Dr. Satcher served simultaneously as surgeon general and assistant secretary of health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During his four-year term, Dr. Satcher addressed a variety of issues, including health disparities, mental health, sexual health, and obesity. Before serving as surgeon general, he was director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The event was sponsored by the College, Express Scripts Inc. and The St. Louis American.
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