Regional Livability Summit 2013
Equity in Action: Map to a Healthy Future
Friday, October 11th, 2013
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Portland State University - Smith Memorial Union
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adewale Troutman
Dr. Adewale Troutman is a physician, a professor, and the president of theAmerican Public Health Association. Dr. Troutman’s life’s work has been committed to social justice, human rights, community activism, health equity and national and global health. Over his 40 years of work, he founded the first Center for Health Equity, instigated the creation of the Mayors Healthy Hometown Movement, and was credited with the passage of one of the strongest anti-smoking ordinances in the county.
Dr. Troutman was featured in the nationally televised PBS series, “Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” and has multiple publications including “What if We Were Equal”, an analysis of the black-white mortality gap in the U. S. that was co-authored with former Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary of Health, Dr. David Satcher.