The College of Nursing & Health Innovation is joining Arizona State University to host a child health forum on January 20th in Washington, DC.
Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the U.S. (2002-2006) will present opening remarks at the forum titled "Americas Children at Peril: Solving the Child Obesity and Mental Health Epidemics."
Dean Bernadette Melnyk of the college will join six other expert panelists at the 9 - 10:30 a.m. program at the National Press Club.
Panel members include:
Kyu Rhee, MD, Chief Public Health Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration
Peter S. Jensen, MD – President, REACH Institute and Professor of Psychiatry, Mayo Clinic
Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, RN, PNP, PMHNP, Dean, ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation
Marie Morilus-Black, MSW – Director, DC Department of Mental Health: Children/Youth Services
Russell R. Pate, PhD, FACSM – Director, Childrens Physical Activity Research Group, Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina
Joanne Kenen – Founding Editor, New Health Dialogue blog, New America Foundation
Madelyn Clark – Youth Advisor, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The forum is one of a series sponsored by ASU on key challenges facing the nation. The forum will be available as an archived webcast on the ASU web site after the live program is completed.