Georges C. Benjamin, MD, is well known in the world of public health as a leader, practitioner and administrator. Benjamin has been the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of public health professionals, since December 2002. He came to that post from his position as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Benjamin became Secretary of Health in Maryland in April 1999, following four years as its Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services. As Secretary, Dr. Benjamin oversaw the expansion and improvement in the states Medicaid program.
On Friday, January 20th from 12:00-1:00pm the Great Plains Public Health Training Center will be kicking off its Leadership Speaker Series with Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FNAPA, FACEP (E), Hon FRSPH Executive Director, American Public Health Association. Dr. Benjamin will discuss the power and influence of APHA, why the organization matters and what it does for organizations and individuals protecting and promoting the public’s health.
Location: MCPH Room 3013
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