Closing General Session

Wednesday, Nov. 19 | 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

The Closing General Session will focus on what it will take to reach APHA's goal of making the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation. We've all seen the statistics. Now, let's change them.

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will lead the discussion. With more than 30 years of personal experience as a medical practitioner, policy-maker, professor and nonprofit executive, Lavizzo-Mourey has the the knowledge and the passion to discuss pathways to a healthier nation.

Lavizzo-Mourey served as the Sylvan Eisman Professor of Medicine and Health Care Systems at the University of Pennsylvania. She directed Penn’s Institute on Aging and was chief of geriatric medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine.  She served as deputy administrator of what is now the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and worked on the White House Health Care Reform Task Force, co-chairing the working group on quality of care.