36Apr 3, 2007
Future Health Challenges
Former Centers for Disease Control directors discussed the topic, “Protecting the Nation’s Health: Major Challenges of the 21st Century.” Among the topics they addressed were the ...
24Oct 8, 1997
Surgeon General Confirmation Hearing
Committee members heard testimony from David Satcher, President Clinton’s nominee to be Surgeon General of the United States, as well as Assistant Secretary for Public Health in the Department ...
13Sep 12, 1997
Surgeon General Nomination
President Clinton announced that he would nominate David Satcher for the position of surgeon general. In his remarks, he praised Dr. Satcher for his work at the Centers for Disease Control ...
1,144May 16, 1997
Tuskegee Public Health Study Apology
President Clinton formally apologized to four survivors of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study in which African-American men were denied treatment in order to study the effects of syphilis on the ...
33Dec 4, 1995
World Health Issues
Dr. Hopkins briefed reporters on the world struggle against Guinea worm disease. This disease afflicts people in Asia in Africa through contaminated water. Through Carter Center and ...
22May 4, 1995
Vaccines for Children Program
Committee members heard testimony from federal and state health care specialists concerning children’s vaccine programs.
24Jul 21, 1994
Child Immunization Program
Health officials spoke about child vaccination policy and the effect legislation would have on the efforts vaccinate all children.
9May 16, 1994
Protecting Our Youth
David Satcher, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, spoke during a luncheon at the National Press Club. The Centers for Disease Control, headquartered in Atlanta, GA tracks national ...
19Feb 24, 1994
Report on Smoking
Surgeon General Elders released her report on smoking and the health consequences at a news conference in Washington, D.C. She illustrated the importance of encouraging young people to NOT smoke.
57Jan 4, 1994
HIV Prevention Marketing Initiative
Secretary Shalala spoke to reporters about halting the spread of HIV with a television advertising campaign that informs watchers about AIDS and condoms. Ms. Lavelle stated that this was a ...
79Sep 17, 1993
Participants discussed environmental problems in minority regions throughout the country. This “environmental racism” promotes health problems within minority communities because of ...