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Legislative Directions to Enhance the Public's Health

Broadcast Date: July 25, 2006
(1 hour, 15 minutes)

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Program Overview

Senator Harkin has served as a Representative and Senator since 1975. He has been an advocate for effective health promotion and disease prevention programs, and an advocate for people with disabilities throughout his career. Senator Harkin will discuss national legislation and federal appropriations impacting national, state and local resources and priorities.

Healthy America: Wellness Where We Live, Work and Learn, is an initiative of the National Governors Association (NGA) implemented by NGA Chairman Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to raise national awareness about the urgent need for all Americans--children, teenagers, adults and seniors--to live healthier, more active lives. Through the Executive Branch of State government, each governor has oversight and management responsibilities for all state and most federal programs targeting health promotion and disease prevention. The Healthy America Initiative of the National Governors Association presents a major opportunity to improve the health of all citizens. Healthy Arkansas promotes community partnerships to make healthy living a community goal, not just a personal one.

Faculty

The Honorable Tom Harkin (Iowa)
Ranking Member, Labor, Health and
Human Services

Joseph Thompson, MD, MPH
Surgeon General of the State of Arkansas
Director, Arkansas Center for
Health Improvement

Target Audience

Health educators and health promotion specialists at the local, state and national levels, community health workers, worksite health promotion specialists, multi-disciplinary public health staff, social workers, health consultants, chronic disease directors, program managers, researchers, academics, nurses, nutritionists, clinical practitioners, patient educators and students.

Contact Hours

None for this program.

Contact for Technical Assistance

(334) 206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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