U.S. Surgeon General Vice-Admiral Jerome Adams to speak at Small Business Lunch

Vice-Admiral Jerome Adams

The King Street Marketing Group and the Hall Family will present Vice-Admiral Jerome Adams, the U.S. Surgeon General, as their guest speaker for Small Business Lunch at Halls Thursday, December 19th.

Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Adams, a board-certified anesthesiologist, served as Indiana State Health Commissioner from 2014 to 2017.

Dr. Adams has bachelor degrees in biochemistry and psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, a master of public health degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.

As Health Commissioner, Dr. Adams presided over Indiana’s efforts to deal with the state’s unprecedented HIV outbreak, caused by the sharing of needles among people who inject drugs. In this capacity, he worked directly with the CDC, as well as with state and local health officials and community leaders, and brought the widest range of resources, policies and care available to stem the epidemic affecting that community.

Dr. Adams motto as Surgeon General is better health through better partnerships. As Surgeon General, he is committed to maintaining strong relationships with the public health community and forging new partnerships with non-traditional partners. As Surgeon General, Dr. Adams oversees the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which has approximately 6,700 uniformed health officers who serve to promote, protect and advance the health and safety of our nation. Click here for tickets.

Focus of Dr. Adams’ talk

The health of Americans is not as good as it could be, despite large expenditures on healthcare. Our poorer health status creates costs and challenges for individuals, families, communities, and businesses, and can be a drag on the economy, as too many jobs remain unfilled and productivity is adversely affected. Many of our poor health problems are rooted in inadequate investments in prevention and unequal economic opportunities in our communities.

In order to improve the health of Americans and help foster a more sustainable and equitable prosperity, the Office of the Surgeon General is implementing an initiative called Community Health and Economic Prosperity or CHEP for short. The CHEP initiative will use a multi-pronged approach, focused on:

* Engaging businesses to be community change-makers and forces for health in their communities
* Implementing solutions to help improve and sustain the health of communities, such as comprehensive smoke-free policies and affordable housing
* Strengthening communities to be places of opportunity for health and prosperity for all

CHEP joins other efforts in communities and across the nation, all striving to improve health and increase opportunity for all. What ties these together, in addition to a focus on health and economic opportunity, is a recognition that health happens in communities and is tied to conditions in communities, such as the quality and availability of housing, education, and jobs. What sets CHEP apart is the focus on businesses and the private sector as critical agents of change to improve the conditions in communities and improve their own bottom lines.

Tickets are $32 per person for the luncheon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating provides an intimate experience with each speaker.

Each month, Small Business Lunch at Halls features a distinguished speaker from the business, civic or political arenas upstairs at Halls Chophouse with an imaginative three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Adam Jakins.

Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Convenient parking is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets.

You can get a full refund through this site up to 24 hours before the event. Call 1.800.838.3006 or email [email protected]

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