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Public Health Council to Meet Wednesday

Public Health Council to Meet Wednesday

November 13, 2009

DPH’s Public Health Council will be having their monthly meeting on Wednesday starting at 9:00 AM.

Two interesting presentations on the schedule (pdf). First, the release of the Betsy Lehman Center’s report of the expert panel in obstetrics. The Center’s Director, Nancy Ridley, will be presenting. Nancy will be retiring at the end of the month after advocating for and leading the Betsy Lehman Center since its opening.

Second, there will be a presentation on smoking cessation programs as a health care cost containment strategy. HCFA believes that investments in smoking cessation programs saves the state millions and wishes the state continues to invest in smoking cessation programs, despite the tough economic times.