212829 War and public health under the Obama Administration

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM

Victor W. Sidel, MD , Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine, Montifiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Barry S. Levy, MD, MPH , Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Sherborn, MA
There have been many improvements in national policies and programs concerning war and public health under the Obama Administration. Nevertheless, areas of concern remain. This presentation will explore the current status of Obama Administration policies and programs concerning the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nuclear weapons, and other relevant issues.

Learning Objectives:
Describe current issues regarding war and public health under the Obama Administration, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and nuclear weapons policy. Describe what public health workers can do to improve policies and programs to address these issues.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Distinguished University Professor of Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I am co-editor with Dr. Barry Levy of War and Public Health and of Terrorism and Public Health, published by Oxford University Press in cooperation with APHA. Dr. Levy and I have been organizing these sessions for the Peace Caucus for the past five years and have always received CE credit for them.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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