Public health leaders to speak

Two of Missouri’s top leaders in public health will speak at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work this week.

Ronald J. Levy, director of the Missouri Department of Social Services, will close National Public Health Week with a lecture on “Building a Healthy Missouri” at noon Friday, April 10, in Brown Hall Lounge.

Levy is guiding Gov. Jay Nixon’s efforts to transform health-care policy in Missouri, beginning with the key priority of increasing access to medical coverage for children.

“In these trying times facing our economy and health-care system, it’s more important than ever to focus on building the foundation for a healthy America,” said Tim McBride, Ph.D., associate dean for public health at the Brown School.

At noon on Monday, April 13, Margaret Donnelly, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, will speak about “Careers in Government” in Brown Hall Lounge.

Donnelly oversees a variety of programs and divisions, including public and community health, senior and disability services, vital records and emergency preparedness.

Both talks are free and open to the public. For more information, call Terri Behr at 935-6630.