Public health dean, prof receive presidential appointment to panel

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On January 26, President Obama announced the appointment of Dr.  Linda Rosenstock, dean of the School of Public Health, and Dr. Jonathan Fielding, professor of public health and the director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, to a 13-member Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health.
 

   
"I am honored to serve on the Advisory Group," said Rosenstock. "The work we do in public health - including prevention and health promotion - is an important component of the Affordable Health Care Act, and I believe the advisory group has a tremendous opportunity to help improve the health of America."
 
Created by the Affordable Care Act, the group will advise the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council, the government-wide body (made up of Cabinet Secretaries and independent agency leads) on how best to bring prevention and wellness to the forefront of the nation's efforts to promote health.
 
President Obama said, "Our nation will be greatly served by the talent and expertise these individuals bring to their new roles. I am grateful they have agreed to serve in this Administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead."
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