Who Are APB's Speakers on Health Disparities?
APB's roster of speakers on health disparities will inform an audience on all aspects of this national concern -- from causes and effects to how we can work towards eliminating them on all fronts. These speakers, ranging from minority health experts to former US Surgeon Generals, draw on their extensive backgrounds in medicine, public health, education, and advocacy to promote minority health and help ensure fair, affordable, and effective treatment and services for all individuals and communities.
Featured Speakers: Health Disparities
Psychiatrist, Media Consultant & Author
A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Poussaint is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School who is renowned as an expert and educated crusader for African Americans and other ethnic minorities victimized by continuing disparities in healtchare. Exploring the history of segreation in the healthcare system, he discusses how racism began in American medicine, how it is still evident today, and what needs to be done to remedy this growing concern.Request Speaker's Availability & Fee
16th US Surgeon General
The 16th US Surgeon General, Dr. Satcher is Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, whose mission is to influence policies toward the reduction and ultimate elimination of disparities in health. The Institute’s programs reflect Dr. Satcher’s experience in improving public health policy and his commitment to eliminating health disparities for underserved groups, such as minorities and the poor, and shedding light on such neglected issues as mental and sexual health.Request Speaker's Availability & Fee
M. Joycelyn Elders
The 15th Surgeon General of the United States
A pediatric endocrinologist and 15th US Surgeon General, Dr. Elders was the first African American and second female to ever hold the position. An outspoken advocate, she is a tireless crusader for improving the way we look at healthcare. Her strong commitment to bettering healthcare access, improving education, and increasing equality has put her at the forefront of today’s critical health concerns.Request Speaker's Availability & Fee
Political & Business Leader
Credited with rebuilding and revitalizing the NAACP during his term as the organization’s president, Mfume is a respected activist and seasoned political voice for diversity. Dedicated to shaping a more humane public policy, he works toward ending economic and social barriers, especially those in healthcare. Now leading the National Medical Association, Mfume brings his expertise and passion to helping ensure that people nationwide have a voice in their healthcare.Request Speaker's Availability & Fee