Press Release Source: American Physical Therapy Association
Wednesday June 30, 3:51 pm ET
CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In a keynote address today to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants attending the annual conference of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), US Surgeon General Vice Admiral Richard H Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, outlined his vision for the nation's public health system.
"We need to become a nation that embraces prevention, because for too long we have been a treatment-oriented society," Carmona declared. He said that the public health system must address the issues of prevention, preparedness, and health disparities. He wishes to raise awareness among Americans about nuclear and biological threats as well as awareness of the disparities that exist between white Americans and people of color in both access to health services and positive outcomes.
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