May 02 2013

U.S. Surgeon General to Headline HOPE Forum in Atlanta May 17th, 2013


Medical leaders to discuss national healthcare plan and responsible investments in health

ATLANTA – May 2, 2013 – Operation HOPE (HOPE), the financial literacy and empowerment nonprofit, will host U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjaminfor “Investing in Your Health,” a HOPE Forum exploring the impact of healthcare on the economy and solutions to improve the nation’s overall wellbeing. Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, dean and executive vice president of the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) will moderate the event on May 17 at the Operation HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer in Atlanta.

The third installment on the HOPE Forum series in Atlanta, “Investing in Your Health,” will discuss the relationship between physical and fiscal health in America and how to invest wisely in personal health. The Forum will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 17 at the HOPE Financial Dignity Center, Ebenezer, located at the Martin Luther King, Sr. Community Resource Complex at 101 Jackson Street, NE. Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO, John Hope Bryant will also participate in the Forum.

Dr. Benjamin has served as surgeon general since 2010. She is the former associate dean for Rural Health at the University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine in Mobile and past chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States. In 1995, she was the first physician under age 40 and the first African-American woman elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. She has served as president of the American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation and chair of the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

Read the complete article here on the HOPE Blog.



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