AUSTIN, Texas—Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., will discuss the state of mental health services for minorities in the United States during a lecture Monday (April 15) at The University of Texas at Austin.
Satcher’s 4 p.m. presentation in the LBJ Auditorium is the second of the Bernice Milburn Moore Lectures hosted by The Hogg Foundation.
As surgeon general, Satcher led efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health — an initiative that was incorporated as one of the major goals of Healthy People 2010, the nation’s health agenda for the next 10 years. He also released surgeon general’s reports on tobacco and health; mental health (followed by supplements on children’s mental health and culture, race and ethnicity; and suicide prevention); oral health; sexual health and youth violence prevention.
From 1993 to 1998, Satcher was director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. He was president of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., from 1982 to 1993 and professor and chairman of the Department of Community Medicine and Family Practice at Morehouse School of Medicine from 1979 to 1982.
In 2000, Satcher received the Didi Hirsch "Erasing the Stigma" Mental Health Leadership Award and the National Association of Mental Illness Distinguished Service Award. In 1999, he received the Bernie Mays Trailblazer Award and the Jimmy and Roslyn Carter Award for Humanitarian Contributions to the Health of Humankind from the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases. In 1997, he received the New York Academy of Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award.
The LBJ Auditorium is in the lower level of the LBJ School of Public Affairs near the intersection of Dean Keeton and Red River streets.
For more information, contact Jeffery R. Patterson, director of communications at the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, (512) 471-5041.