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U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to Address National Association of Black Journalists Conference on Health Disparities
Date:3/2/2010

Dr. Benjamin joins U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Greg Millett of the White House Office on National AIDS Policy and members of the academic, medical, health policy and journalism community. Vice Admiral Benjamin is scheduled to speak on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 5 p.m.

Topics addressed at the conference include covering and understanding the social determinants of health, creative community solutions to health care access and prevention, updates on HIV/AIDS in the black community, mental health, food access, childhood obesity and understanding studies and data. In addition, Saturday is Career Development Day, dedicated to helping journalists figure out new opportunities to cover health in this changing environment.

As the 18th Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service, Dr. Benjamin serves as America's Doctor and provides the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and the health of the nation. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Benjamin oversees the operational command of 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, protect and advance the health of the American People. In 1998, Dr. Benjamin was the United States recipient of the Nelson Mandela Award for Hea
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