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National Alliance for Hispanic Health Applauds Confirmation of Dr. Regina Benjamin as the 18th Surgeon General of the United States
Date:10/30/2009

Dr. Benjamin is inspiration to girls considering health and science careers.

Nation needs voice of the Surgeon General as country responds to H1N1 and moves towards health reform.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Senate has done the right thing for the nation's health in confirming Dr. Regina Benjamin as our nation's 18th U.S. Surgeon General," said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation's leading Hispanic health advocacy group. "As a woman in the field of health I am proud that she will become the third woman to serve as Surgeon General of the United States. She is a true inspiration to girls considering health and science careers."

Dr. Delgado said of Dr. Benjamin, "She is a talented doctor who has shown her commitment to do the best thing for her patient's health despite any challenges that may stand in the way. Dr. Benjamin is the right Surgeon General for this time in our history as we face a range of public health challenges, including the H1N1 state-of-emergency. Our nation is fortunate to have her as America's doctor as we move towards health reform. Dr. Benjamin's straightforward communication and compassion will help us all better know our options and choices on the road ahead to the best health outcomes for all."

About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health

The National Alliance for Hispanic Health is the nation's foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year, making a daily difference in the lives of Hispanic communities and families. For more information, call the Alliance's Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645 or visit

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