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Healthy States Pre-Conference:

Public Health Policy Roles for State Legislators
and CDC's Public Health Law Conference

June 11-14, 2006
Atlanta, Georgia

State legislators from across the country came together to discuss and promote public health policy with peer legislators and national experts during CSG's Pre-Conference. This conference allowed state legislators to address public health issues and identify innovative, collaborative programs for their states.  

The Pre-Conference opening session, State Legislators' Role in Addressing Public Health Issues, was led by the following panelists:

  • Dr. Tony Moulton, acting chief of public health practice, Office of the Director, CDC
  • Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director, American Public Health Association
  • Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

Click here to view Dr. Georges Benjamin's slide presentation from this session (.pdf).

On Monday, June 12, legislators visited the CDC Global Communications Center for the remaining Pre-Conference session: CDC Initiatives for Healthy States. Click on the names below for presentations from the CDC speakers (.pdf):

Dr. Arlene Greenspan, senior scientist, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Rosemarie Henson, acting deputy director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Candice Swartwood, health scientist, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Melinda Wharton, acting deputy director, National Immunization Program

Eva Margolies, associate director for planning and policy coordination, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention

Lisa Speissegger, public health analyst, Division of State and Local Readiness, Coordinating Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response

Jennifer Brooks, public health analyst, National Center for Infectious Diseases

Dr. Howard Frumkin, center director, National Center for Environmental Health

Click here to view the final agenda.

Click here for more information about the conference hotel: The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA.

Click here for more information about CDC's Public Health Law Conference.

CSG Contact:

Ann Kelly

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