Get Healthy Philadelphia Tobacco Policy and Control Speaker Series

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Apr

Giridhar Mallya, MD, MSHP, Director of Policy and Planning, Philadelphia Department of Public Health; Michelle S. Davis, PhD, Deputy Regional Health Administrator, Region III, DHHS, Office of Public Health and Science; Rosemarie Henson, MSSW, MPH, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health, DHHS; Richard G. Pestell, MD, PhD, Director, Kimmel Cancer Center; Simon McNabb, Senior Policy Advisor, CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health; Dalton G. Paxman, Ph.D. Regional Health Administrator, Region III, DHHS, Office of Public Health and Science

On March 25th, the Jefferson School of Population Health and Philadelphia Department of Health hosted a seminar featuring Rosemarie Henson, MSSW, MPH.

Ms. Henson is the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS). Prior to her position at DHHS, Ms. Henson directed multiple disease prevention and health promotion programs at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For many years Ms. Henson directed the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) where she launched the state-based National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines, which provided access to telephone counseling and follow-up for all US smokers. She also played a pivotal role in leading the CDC’s efforts to establish youth tobacco surveillance activities globally; she led the successful CDC tobacco-free campus initiative; and the national strategy for the release of two landmark Surgeon General’s reports.

As part of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Get Healthy Philly Tobacco Policy and Control Series, Ms. Henson will present on the National Tobacco Control Strategy of DHHS.