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HiAP Task Force Hosts Advancing Equity Speaker Series with Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

December 19, 2019

Speakers at the Advancing Equity Speaker Series Included - Upper left: Julia Caplan, Public Health institute. Upper right: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, CA Surgeon General. Bottom Left: Dr. Sonia Angell, CA Department of Public Health. Bottom right: Dr. Louise Bedsworth, CA Strategic Growth Council.The Health in All Policies (HiAP) Task Force hosted an Advancing Equity Speaker Series event on December 2nd with California’s first Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. The event was co-hosted by the Strategic Growth Council, the Office of the Surgeon General/California Health and Human Services Agency, California Department of Public Health, and Public Health Institute. 


The Surgeon General’s remarks centered on the causes and long-term impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their connection to the State's health and racial equity priorities, and her goals for addressing childhood trauma in California. 


Governor Newsom appointed Dr. Burke Harris as California’s first-ever Surgeon General in January 2019. 


This event is part of an ongoing speaker series on racial and health equity developed to complement the racial equity training cohort convened through the HiAP Task Force.


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