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  • House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Forum
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    Gun Violence Prevention

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and leaders of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force hosted a forum on reducing gun violence The panel, all Democrats, took testimony and…

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  • Mental Health Issues
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    Mental Health Issues

    Former Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Connecticut Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT), and others talked about mental health and addiction. They discussed the…

    339 views
  • Public Health Policy
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    Public Health Policy

    Several former surgeons general discussed public health policy challenges facing the nation. They also examined the role of surgeons general in forming public health policy and how this was…

    59 views
  • Surgeon General SwearingIn
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    Surgeon General Swearing-In

    Dr. Satcher was sworn in by Vice President Gore as the new Surgeon General in a ceremony at the White House. The Senate confirmed Dr. Satcher on February 10. Following the ceremony,…

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  • US Public Health Policy
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    U.S. Public Health Policy

    Former Surgeons General took part in a panel discussion about U.S. public health policy. They spoke about changing public health priorities, the need for sweeping reforms of the health care…

    149 views
  • National Health Insurance Proposal
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    National Health Insurance Proposal

    Former surgeons general talked about the need for reforming federal health and medical insurance. Members of Physicians for a National Health Program support a universal single-payer…

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  • Mental Health After September 11
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    Mental Health After September 11

    Participants talked about mental health issues following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were their experiences helping those affected by…

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  • Health Issues
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    Health Issues

    Surgeon General Satcher discussed the findings of the Surgeon General’s Report. He focused on the health risks of smoking, the need for sex education in homes and schools and other health…

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  • Bioterrorism in America
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    Bioterrorism in America

    Surgeon General Satcher talked about the recent anthrax attacks in the U.S. and how public health services dealt with the attack. He focused on weaknesses in the public health system and…

    16 views
  • Obesity in America
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    Obesity in America

    Surgeon General Satcher talked about his efforts to prevent and decrease obesity as well as his views on diet drugs. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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  • Homeland Security Issues
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    Homeland Security Issues

    Director Ridge and others administration officials briefed reporters on domestic anti-terrorism efforts, the anthrax scares, and the new role of FEMA. They answered questions from members…

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  • Homeland Security Issues
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    Homeland Security Issues

    Director Ridge and other administration officials spoke to reporters about federal responses to terrorist threats. Following brief statements they answered reporters' questions about a…

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  • AfricanAmericans and the Criminal Justice System
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    African-Americans and the Criminal Justice System

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  • Teen and YoungAdult Suicide
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    Teen and Young-Adult Suicide

    Witnesses testified about the problem of teen and young-adult suicide in America, prevention programs, and other possible solutions to the problem.

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
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    Cardiovascular Disease

    Mr. Satcher spoke about heart disease, the importance of exercise, and efforts to curb heart disease.

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  • Media Coverage of Suicide
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    Media Coverage of Suicide

    Participants released recommendations for media coverage of suicide. With years of scholarly research documenting the contagion effect of media coverage of suicide, experts in behavioral…

    93 views
  • Surgeon Generals Report
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    Surgeon General's Report

    The surgeon general talked about his new report, The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior, which includes public health statistics about…

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  • US AIDS Policy
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    U.S. AIDS Policy

    Policy makers, researchers, and community leaders talked about U.S. AIDS policy on the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the disease. They will also speak about a recent report on…

    34 views
  • AIDS and HIV Report
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    AIDS and HIV Report

    Standing before a portion of the Names Project AIDS Quilt, the surgeon general and officials of the Centers for Disease Control talked with reporters on the 20th anniversary of the…

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  • Suicide Prevention
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    Suicide Prevention

    Surgeon General Satcher and others outlined a national strategy for suicide prevention. He also released a report establishing goals and measurable objectives for public and private sector…

    60 views
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