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Congressional Briefing: The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America

Organized by Trust for America’s Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Heart Association

The State of Obesity 2017: Better Policies for a Healthier America
February 14
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
SVC-203 Capitol Visitor’s Center
Washington, DC


Lunch will be provided starting 11:30 AM

Presented by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the American Heart Association, this congressional briefing will explore The State of Obesity 2017: Better Policies for a Healthier America. Speakers will cover the latest national obesity rates and trends, highlight promising approaches states and localities have undertaken to ensure healthy communities, and offer recommendations for leaders and policymakers to prioritize efforts that help all Americans lead healthier lives.


Congressional Briefing on The Need for Surgical Care in Low-Resource Settings

Congressional Briefing on the 

Need for Surgical Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

February 4, 2015 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm
334 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC


In collaboration with the Congressional Global Health Caucus, the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anesthesia Care (G4 Alliance) and ReSurge International, a founding member of the G4 Alliance, are pleased to invite you to join us for a Congressional Briefing on the need for surgery in low- and middle-income countries on February 4, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 pm.


Dr. Fizan Abdullah, Chair of the G4 Alliance Board of Directors and Associate Professor, Surgery and International Health, Johns Hopkins University\

Dr. Jim Chang, Consulting Medical Officer, ReSurge International; Professor and Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University

Erica Frenkel, Vice President, Business Strategy, Gradian Health Systems

Justin Koester, Co-Chair, NCD Roundtable & Senior International Relations Specialist, Medtronic, Inc.

Dr. Kelly McQueen, President, Alliance for Surgery and Anaesthesia Presence; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Director of Global Anesthesia Programs, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Raymond R Price,  International Relations Committee, American College of Surgeons; Vice-Chair WHO Global Initiative Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC); Associate Director Center for Global Surgery and Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Utah, Medical Director

Dr. Harshad Sanghvi, Vice President of Innovation and Medical Director, Jhpiego

Erin Stieber, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Smile Train; Vice Chair, CORE Group

For more information and to RSVP, please contact, Sara Anderson at or Mira Mehes at