132Jan 15, 2013
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 ...
57Oct 25, 2004
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 ...
18Aug 12, 2003
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 medical ...
123Mar 12, 2002
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 the ...
16Feb 4, 2002
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 ...
12Jan 23, 2002
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 ...
20Jan 3, 2002
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.
22Oct 19, 2001
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 of ...
11Oct 18, 2001
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 number ...
44Sep 28, 2001
African-Americans and the Criminal Justice System
293Sep 7, 2001
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.
25Aug 15, 2001
Mr. Satcher spoke about heart disease, the importance of exercise, and efforts to curb heart disease.
55Aug 9, 2001
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 ...
17Jul 3, 2001
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 ...
10Jun 5, 2001
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 American ...
23May 31, 2001
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 discovery of ...
19May 2, 2001
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 in ...
8Dec 14, 2000
Keeping Children Safe
20Oct 5, 2000
Tobacco Reduction Programs
Witnesses testified about effective tobacco reduction programs and the use of tobacco revenues from state settlements with the tobacco industry. Among the issues they addressed were reducing ...
38Jun 26, 2000
Health Warnings on Cigars
Government officials announced the settlement of a lawsuit against the cigar industry. They
feared that citizens viewed cigars as a safe alternative to cigarettes. To remedy this, ...
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