GW School of Public Health and Health Services and Vitality Institute Will Hold Health Promotion Forum

Released: 12-Feb-2014 5:00 PM EST
Source Newsroom: George Washington University
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Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC (February 13, 2014)—The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) and the Vitality Institute will host a forum on February 20 to explore the challenges associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how to refine the health promotion message.

The forum will consist of short presentations on how to address legislative and regulatory challenges associated with the ACA, followed by a brief panel discussion on refining the prevention message. During the panel discussion, audience members will have the opportunity to engage with special guests including Boris Lushniak, acting surgeon general of the United States, Stephen Cha, medical officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and others.

View the agenda and the full list of speakers.

EVENT: Health Promotion Forum: Empowering Change through Policy

WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2014; 8:30am – 12:30pm

The George Washington University
Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC
Jack Morton Auditorium, First Floor

Jennifer Pomeranz, assistant professor, Department of Public Health, Temple University

Naomi Seiler, associate research professor, Department of Health Policy, GW SPHHS

Stephen Cha, medical officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Dora Hughes, senior policy advisor, Sidley Austin LLP

Drew Lieberman, vice president, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research

Boris Lushniak, acting surgeon general of the United States

The event is free but media should register online and contact Cary Conway at 972-731-9242 or or Kathy Fackelmann at 202-994-8354 or For those who cannot attend, a live webcast will be made available at

About the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services:
Established in July 1997, the School of Public Health and Health Services brought together three longstanding university programs in the schools of medicine, business, and education and is now the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Today, more than 1,100 students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 40 nations pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degrees in public health. The school now offers an online Master of Public Health, MPH@GW, which allows students to pursue their degree from anywhere in the world.

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