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Former surgeon general to lead health seminar at IU Northwest Feb. 6


As part of the ongoing celebration of Black History Month at IU Northwest, Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General, will lead a seminar titled “Your Health is Community Health” Thursday (Feb. 6) at 7 p.m. in the Savannah Auditorium on the Gary campus. The seminar will address how current gaps in health-care industry delivery systems can be changed to promote individual and community health.

Sponsored by the Diversity Programming Group and the Department of Minority Studies, in cooperation with the Black History Month Committee, the event will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m.

Satcher is currently the director for the new National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. He served as surgeon general and assistant secretary for health simultaneously from February 1998 to January 2002. He led the national effort to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health, an initiative that was incorporated as one of the two major goals of Healthy People 2001, the nation’s decade-long health agenda.

For additional information, contact the IU Northwest Department of Minority Studies at 219-980-6629.

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Publication date: January 31, 2003
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