State public health leaders to speak at Brown School April 10 and 13

Two of Missouri’s top leaders in public health will speak at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work on April 10 and 13.

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

Levy is guiding Governor 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,” says Tim McBride, Ph.D., associate dean for public health at the Brown School.

On April 13, Margaret Donnelly, director of the Mo. Department of Health and Senior Services, will speak about “Careers in Government” from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Brown Hall Lounge.

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

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