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General Presentations

Welcome and Opening General Session

Wednesday, September 10; 8:00 am - 10:00 am

What Do Consumers Expect and Can Public Health Meet Those Expectations?


  • Robert J. Blendon, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health.
  • Julie L. Gerberding, MD, MPH, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

NOTE:  To view the Healthiest Nation Alliance video that was shown during Dr. Gerberding''s presentation, please visit and click on the What''s Happening tab.

  • Kevin McConville, Regional Managing Partner, The Gallup Organization
  • Robert M. Pestronk, MPH, NACCHO Immediate Past President and Health Officer, Genesee County Health Department, Michigan
  • David N. Sundwall, MD, ASTHO President and Executive Director, Utah Department of Health


General Session

Wednesday, September 10; 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

What We Can Do to Become the Healthiest Nation in a Healthier World



General Session

Thursday, September 11; 8:30 am - 10:00 am

What Is the Future of Health in the United States?


  • Mary Selecky, Secretary of Health, Washington State Department of Health
  • Terry Allan, RS, MPH, Health Commissioner, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Ohio
  • Judith A. Monroe, MD, State Health Commissioner, Indiana Department of Health
  • Anthony Iton, JD, MD, MPH, Director, Alameda County Public Health Department, California


General Session

Friday, September12; 9:45 am – 10:45 am

How Will You Protect Your At-Risk Populations During a Pandemic? 


  • John Auerbach, MBA, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Carina Elsenboss, MS, Advance Practice Center Program Manager, Public Health – Seattle and King County, Washington


General Closing Session

Friday, September12; 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Becoming the Healthiest Nation: A Call to Action!


  • Reed V. Tuckson, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs, United Health Group