Vice Admiral (VADM) Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H. — the 20th Surgeon General of the United States — will be the guest on Monday (July 27) in a segment of Fireside Chats with America’s Black Press (#FIYAH).
The livestream will feature questions from Stacy Brown, NNPA (National Newspaper Publishers Association) senior correspondent, and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, president/CEO of NNPA. It is set for 6 p.m.
As the “Nation’s Doctor,” the U.S. Surgeon General’s mission is to advance the health of the American people. Adams’ motto is “better health through better partnerships.”
As the Surgeon General, Dr. Adams holds the rank of Vice Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. He oversees the operations of more than 6,000 uniformed health officers, who serve in nearly 800 locations around the world, promoting, protecting, and advancing the health and safety of the nation.
Dr. Adams has pledged to lead with science, and facilitate locally-led solutions to the nation’s most difficult health problems. However, with the nation challenged by the global pandemic, are locally-led solutions the best approach? Join us as we discuss these and other issues.