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Plenary: Building Partnerships for Health, Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30am

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, has been the executive director of the American Public Health Association, the nation's oldest and largest organization of public health professionals, since December 2002. Prior to coming to APHA, Dr. Benjamin served as the Secretary of Health for the state of Maryland, as well as several hospital leadership positions in Washington, DC and in District of Columbia health and emergency services. Dr. Benjamin is the author of more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters, serves on the boards of Research!America, Partnership for Prevention, and the Reagan-Udall Foundation, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. In 2008, he was named one of the top 25 minority executives in health care by Modern Healthcare Magazine, in addition to being voted among the 100 most influential people in health care from 2007 through 2011. Despite enormous fiscal investments in health care, the U.S. ranks 37th when compared to other industrialized nations. Factors other than health care play a huge role in our health status. How we plan and build our cities and communities shape our physical experience and is one of these factors. Innovative community planning and development can be an important health improvement tool. Dr. Georges C. Benjamin discusses initiatives underway in public health and with the planning community that can further the agenda of making the United States the healthiest nation.

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