Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher on Chicago's health care disparities

October 27, 2010

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Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher

Dr. David Satcher is concerned about patients. But his larger goal aims to cure what ails our entire health system.

 

According to the former United States Surgeon General and the Founding Director of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, health care is not yet equally available to all.

And access is just part of the picture. According to a national study, blacks are more likely than whites to die from certain cancers, even after receiving comparable treatment.

Tomorrow afternoon, Satcher will be at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine to talk about the health gap that exists across racial and socioeconomic lines. He’ll discuss how Chicagoans can chip away at the health disparities that exist here.  His lecture, "Leadership in Reducing Disparities in Health," takes place at 4 p.m. as part of the 2010 Hollis Lecture by The Northwestern University Program in Public Health.