sharecare-header

Role of Public Health in Safety

From the Show: Sharecare Radio
Summary: Dr. David Satcher, the former Surgeon General who served during the 9-11 terror attacks, discusses the role of public health in public safety.
Air Date: 11/17/15
Duration: 10
Host: Darria Long Gillespie, MD, MBA
Guest Bio: David Satcher, MD
David-StatcherIn 1998 Dr. David Satcher became the second person in history to simultaneously hold the positions of Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health. Dr. Satcher served under both Democratic and Republican parties and led efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health. He released Surgeon General’s reports on tobacco and health, mental health, suicide prevention, mental retardation, sexual health and responsible sexual behavior, youth violence prevention, and obesity.

Prior to his position as Surgeon General, Dr. Satcher served as director of the Centers for Disease Control and president of Meharry Medical College. He currently occupies the Poussaint-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta and serves on the board of directors for Johnson and Johnson, MetLife, and the Kaiser Family Foundation. He has teamed up with Fuel Up to Play 60, an in-school program dedicated to fighting childhood obesity by encouraging proper nutrition and exercise practices in schools.
Role of Public Health in Safety
Dr. David Satcher, the former Surgeon General who served during the 9-11 terror attacks and anthrax scares, discusses the role of public health in public safety.

He stresses the importance of a global, coordinated response to attacks, as well as effective communications and good relationships between different bureaus and federal entities in times of crisis.
FREE RadioMD Newsletter: