Surgeon General to address ‘Twin Scandals' luncheon

Surgeon General to address ‘Twin Scandals' luncheon

May 31, 2001
Written by Staff Reports


Dr. David Satcher

Dr. David Satcher, Assistant Secretary for Health and the Surgeon General of the United States, will address the "Twin Scandals" luncheon on Saturday, July 14, at General Synod 23 in Kansas City, Mo.

Satcher is the nation's leading spokesperson on matters of public health.

By advocating for effective disease prevention and health promotion programs and activities, his role is to educate the public and provide leadership and management to protect and advance the nation's health.

And what are the twin scandals? The 44 million Americans who lack health insurance and the 36 million Americans who live in poverty.

The luncheon, which will feature a discussion on the role of the faith community in tackling these two issues, is being sponsored by a group of UCC ministries: the Health and Wellness Program of Justice and Witness Ministries, the UCC Welfare Working Group, the UCC Parish Nurse Network, the UCC Physician's Network, and the UCC Health Care Task Force.

For information on Satcher's appearance, contact Barbara T. Baylor, Minister for Health and Wellness Programs, 700 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115-1100; phone 216-736-3708; e-mail

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Every evening at 7 p.m., our daily online newspaper will be uploaded to the site with the latest coverage of Synod and Assembly events, elections of officers and votes on resolutions—plus interviews and feature stories. will include an interactive space where you can engage delegates in conversation on any subject, plus join delegates in prayer and Bible study. will be available on June 1. Live coverage begins at 2:30 p.m. July 13. For more information, call Andy Lang at 216-736-2185 or e-mail

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