Regina Benjamin, Nation’s Top Doc, Heads to Xavier

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She helped spearhead a public health prevention strategy, something she said had been necessary for the past century. The National Prevention Council, drawn from Cabinet heads including Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency, helps provide direction to assist in preventative health measures.

Helped put together the National Suicide Prevention Strategy, an aggressive campaign to prevent suicide among all age groups.

Released My Family Health Portrait, which encourages families to go online to share family health histories during family gatherings.

Benjamin stepped down as Surgeon General in June. At that time, she issued an email to her staff that read in part:

“My goal was to create a grassroots movement, to change our health care system from one focused on sickness and disease to a system focused on wellness and prevention. With your help, that movement has begun,” Benjamin wrote.

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