Buried in the American Recovery and Reinvestment act of 2009 (aka economic stimulus package) is $1 billion for prevention. Join us to hear the story about how $6 billion earmarked for prevention and wellness became $1 billion. This stimulating conversation with two well respected national public health leaders will tell the inside story and help stimulate reflection on how prevention issues are perceived by policymakers. One goal will be to strengthen the public health community's analysis on how to move pro-actively to integrate prevention concepts firmly into this Nation's recovery. Building knowledge about where we have been will help us to be more effective in future work. This first conversation will help us build a strong foundation for a second conversation on April 24 that will examine the state and local perspective.

Presenters

Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, FNAPA, FACEP (E), Hon FRSPH

Executive Director

American Public Health Association

Washington, DC

Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP(E), Hon FRSPH, is the executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the United States oldest and largest organization of public health professionals. For the last 20 years he has been actively practicing public health at the local, national and international level. He…

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Corinne G. Husten, MD, MPH

Interim President

Partnership for Prevention

Washington, DC

As President of the Partnership for Prevention, Corinne leads a membership organization of businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies advancing policies and practices to prevent disease and improve the health of all Americans. Partnership's mission is to improve health by preventing illness and injury and by promoting health. Partnership’s programs…

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Jeffrey Levi, PhD

Professor, Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health

The George Washington University

Washington, DC

Jeffrey Levi, PhD, is Professor of Health Management and Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, where his work focuses on the intersection of public health, the health care system and the multi-sector collaborations required to improve health. He has been at GW since…

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