220Aug 15, 2013
Disasters and Public Health Preparedness
Panelists talked about the nation’s preparedness for public health emergencies and explained how their agencies were coping with budget reductions and current emergency services. They ...
442Feb 6, 2013
Editorial Cartoons and Health Care Reform
Dr. Theodore Brown and political cartoonist Clay Bennett spoke at a forum on the use of editorial cartoons and the history of efforts to pass universal health care coverage. Dr. Brown ...
183Oct 15, 2012
Federal Money for Public Health Emergencies
Dr. Georges Benjamin talked about the assessment and management of emergencies, and the effects of possible cuts in funding to public health organizations in light of pending budget ...
255Sep 2, 2009
U.S. Response to Swine Flu
Dr. Georges Benjamin talked about U.S. response to the H1N1 swine flu virus, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The preceding day President Obama said he ...
220Aug 19, 2009
International Swine Flu Conference, Part 2
The International Swine Flu Conference addressed best practices prepare for, respond to, and survive a pandemic.
Dr. Samuel Bogoch spoke about detection, warning and responses ...
59Apr 28, 2009
U.S. Response to Swine Flu
Julie Rovner and Dr. George Benjamin talked about how the U.S.is preparing for swine flu and how it prepares for pandemics and epidemics overall. They responded to telephone calls, ...
27Apr 2, 2007
Local Health Emergency Preparedness
Public health officials, government agency representatives and others spoke about improving local preparedness for public health emergencies. They spoke about lessons learned for a recent ...
14May 6, 2006
Influenza Pandemic Preparedness
Dr. Benjamin talked about the Bush administration’s pandemic flu preparedness plan. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.
39Apr 18, 2006
Medical Preparations for the Next Disaster
A panel moderated by Bernadine Healy talked about disaster preparations and planning, coordination amongst federal, state and local agencies, challenges facing the medical and health infrastructure ...
8Sep 10, 2005
Disaster Relief and Health Concerns
Dr. Benjamin talked about health concerns related to Hurricane Katrina and the flood in New Orleans. He responded to questions and comments from telephone callers.
434Feb 26, 2005
State of the Black Union 2005: Road to Health
The morning session of State of the Black Union 2005 was titled “Road to Health.” Moderated by Tavis Smiley, experts discussed the health and the health care crisis in America, focusing ...
39Apr 5, 2004
Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
Health officials talked about the quality of health care for minority groups in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were disparities in services offered, health literacy among minorities, ...
12Dec 13, 2003
Public Health Response to Influenza
Dr. Benjamin talked about the public health response to influenza. Among the issues addressed were the severity and timing of the current flu season and the increased demand for flu ...
96May 7, 2003
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
The hearing began with a remote statement to the committee by World Health Organization’s David Heymann, participating by video connection from Geneva, Switzerland. He also answered ...
33Dec 23, 2002
Smallpox Vaccination Program
Dr. Benjamin talked about smallpox, including the history of smallpox, smallpox vaccinations, and common misconceptions about smallpox. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and ...
25Aug 10, 2002
West Nile Virus
Dr. Benjamin discussed the West Nile Virus. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail.
11Feb 25, 2002
4Jul 5, 2000
National Immunization Conference
The 34th annual conference opened with a news conference in which the participants outlined their goals and praised the attendees. Portions of this tape include CDC films shown at the ...
30Jun 8, 1990
Health Status & Needs of Minorities in 1990's
The committee heard testimony from the Assistant Secretary of Health and a number of health care professionals.