House Energy & Commerce: Public Health Hearings

The Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing titled, ‘Making Health Care Work for American Families: The Role of Public Health’ at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. This was the fourth in a series of hearings that provide an overview of key health reform issues.
Witness List

  • Richard E. Besser, M.D., Acting Director, CDC, Acting Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • Jonathan E. Fielding, M.D., M.P.H., Chair, Task Force on Community Preventive Services, Director, L.A. County Department of Public Health and County Health Officer
  • Heather Howard, J.D., Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
  • David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., Former U.S. Surgeon General, Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Barbara Spivak, M.D., President, Mt. Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association, Inc.
  • Devon Herrick, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, National Center for Policy Analysis
  • Jeffrey Levi, Ph.D., Executive Director, Trust for America‘s Health


* Opening Statement of Chair Pallone
* Opening Statement of Chair Waxman
* Testimony of Richard E. Besser
* Testimony of Jonathan E. Fielding
* Testimony of Heather Howard
* Testimony of David Satcher
* Testimony of Barbara Spivak
* Testimony of Devon Herrick
* Testimony of Jeffrey Levi

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