BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Affordable Care Act will be the subject of
the J. Warren Perry Lecture that will be presented at the
University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health
Professions on Nov. 16 from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. by Howard K. Koh, MD,
MPH, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
Media interested in interviewing Koh before the event should
contact Ellen Goldbaum in the Office of University Communications
Koh's talk, "Promoting Public Health in the Era of Health
Reform," is free and open to the public. It will take place in 190
Kapoor Hall on the UB South Campus.
Koh will discuss the need for prevention in health care.
Specifically, he will discuss the Affordable Care Act's focus on
prevention through benefits and services as well as various HHS
initiatives and programs that focus on prevention, including
tobacco, vaccines and hepatitis.
At HHS, Koh oversees 14 core public health offices, including
the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health
Service Commissioned Corps, 10 Regional Health Offices across the
nation, and 10 presidential and secretarial advisory committees. He
also serves as senior public health advisor to the secretary.
The J. Warren Perry award and lecture series is presented by
UB's School of Public Health and Health Professions to honor the
late J. Warren Perry, an accomplished scholar, administrator,
author and prominent national figure in his field, who founded the
School of Health Related Professions, which preceded the School of
Public Health and Health Professions at UB. Perry served as dean
from 1966 until 1977.