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American Public Health Association executive director to discuss population health

Georges BenjaminGeorges Benjamin, MD, the executive director of the American Public Health Association (APHA) will present “Population Health: Moving Beyond Clinical Intervention,” at Creighton University on Sept. 20 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Harper Center Auditorium. The lecture on population health is free and open to the public.

The lecture will define population health, discuss tools in building population health programs and enhance the capacity to advocate for programs that improve the health of populations.

Benjamin is known as one of the nation’s most influential physician leaders for his dialogue on health issues impacting the nation today. He has served as APHA executive director since 2002, and is leading its push to make America the healthiest nation in one generation. Prior to APHA, he served as secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The lecture is sponsored by Creighton’s Master of Public Health Program and Health Sciences Continuing Education. Physicians can claim 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit; the lecture is designated as 1.0 contact hours for nurses.

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