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Healthcare Georgia Foundation to Fund Lectureship on Disparities at Georgia State in Honor of Marshall Kreuter and Martha Katz
Date:7/18/2013

Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 19, 2013

Healthcare Georgia Foundation will fund an annual lectureship focusing on health equity and disparities at Georgia State University’s School of Public Health in honor of Marshall Kreuter and Martha Katz.

“We are thrilled to receive support from Healthcare Georgia Foundation and excited that the lectureship series will honor the careers of Dr. Marshall Kreuter and Martha Katz whose leadership has been key to the growth of public health around the world, and especially at Georgia State,” said Michael P. Eriksen, founding dean of the School of Public Health. “Their legacy of contributions to better health and healthcare for underserved individuals and communities will live on at Georgia State for years to come.”

The $60,000 grant is one of the largest among Healthcare Georgia Foundation’s second quarter awards to nonprofit health organizations and programs throughout Georgia. The Georgia State School of Public Health and its Center of Excellence on Health Disparities, which hosted its first Urban Health Disparities Summit this year, brings together national leaders and experts to address disparities in health outcomes due to race, gender, age, place and socioeconomic status.

“At the intersection of issues of social justice, effective health policy, and evidence-based programs that improve the health of Georgians, one will find the inspirational leadership of Kreuter and Katz,” said Healthcare Georgia Foundation President Dr. Gary D. Nelson.

Kreuter has extensive experience in engagement of communities in the planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs. As a professor at Georgia State, he was the principal investigator on two community-based participatory research projects focused on health disparities in inner-city Atlanta. He has also conducted innovative research and published on the extent to which the presence or absence of social capit
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