Former U.S. Surgeon General will Visit St. Louis College
of Pharmacy to Discuss Health Disparities
ST. LOUIS – The issue of health disparities is a national problem – one that has health care organizations and professionals, as well as political and community leaders, searching for solutions. Therefore, lack of accessible health care and differing outcomes among population groups in our country should be part of the national debate in health care.
On Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m., former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher will visit St. Louis to discuss these problems. He will lead a discussion on health disparities at St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Whelpley Auditorium. His speech, “Health Disparities in America: What’s our Responsibility?” will focus on efforts to eliminate disparities in the United States.
Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1998, 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, 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.
As the current director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Satcher is committed to developing a diverse group of public health leaders and influencing policies to reduce and eliminate health disparities.
The event, which is being sponsored by the College, The St. Louis American, and Express Scripts Inc., is free and open to the public. Prior to the presentation, there will be a social reception at 5:30 p.m. in the College’s Cartwright Student center.
Complimentary parking is available at the College’s garage, located at 4531 Children’s Place. For more information and to R.S.V.p. by Friday, Jan. 14, please contact Alicia Hailey at 314-367-8700 (ext. 8900) or visit www.stlcop.edu/satcher.
About St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in the nation. The College admits students directly from high school and integrates the liberal arts and sciences with a six-year professional curriculum leading to the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. More than 1,200 students attend, and more than 72 percent of practicing pharmacists in the St. Louis region are alumni.
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