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National Health Policy Leader to Speak at BW

A retired Assistant Surgeon General for the U.S. Public Health Service, who led an initiative to improve access to health centers around the country, will appear at Baldwin Wallace University on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

The lecture by Richard C. Bohrer '67, will examine “Health Centers: Their Past, Present and Future Role in Community and Public Health.” It will be held at the Center for Innovation and Growth, 340 Front Street, Berea. It is free and open to the public.

Bohrer, is a partner in Martin, Blanck and Associates, Inc., a leading health care consulting firm in Virginia. In January 2004, after a 34-plus year career in public health, he retired from the U.S. Public Health Services as Assistant Surgeon General and Director of the federal Community Health Center Program.

In 2002, Bohrer assumed responsibility for the development and implementation of the President’s Health Center Initiative, a five year plan to increase by 100 percent the number of people served by health centers.

Bohrer continues to work with organizations focused on the development and promotion of high quality, comprehensive, community directed health care for underserved and vulnerable populations in the U.S.

Posted 2/13.

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