Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher To Speak At Centene's Corporate Headquarters

February 19, 2014 at 5:05 PM EST

ST. LOUIS, (February 19, 2014) - Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, will speak at Centene's corporate headquarters on Thursday, February 20th, from 10-11:30 a.m. Dr. Satcher will discuss "The Role of History, Culture, and Leadership in Transforming Community Health."

Dr. Satcher was sworn in as the 16th Surgeon General of the United States in 1998. He also served as Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services from February 1998 to January 2001, making him only the second person in history to have held both positions simultaneously. During his time in public service, Dr. Satcher helped to broaden the definition of health, stressing the need to include discussions around mental health, oral health and even sexual health.

Dr. Satcher is currently director of The Satcher Health Leadership Institute, which was established in 2006 at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, he works to develop a diverse group of public health leaders, foster and support leadership strategies and influence policies toward the reduction and ultimately the elimination of disparities in health.

 

WHO:      

Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD; Dr. Satcher will be available for interviews following his speech.



WHAT:      

To speak on "Innovative Solutions to Building Healthy Communities and Eliminating Health Disparities."



WHEN:     

Thursday, February 20th




10 – 11:30 a.m.



WHERE:     

Centene Corporation Auditorium


7700 Forsyth Blvd.




Clayton, MO 63105

                       

About Centene Corporation

Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise that provides programs and related services to the rising number of under-insured and uninsured individuals.  Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long-term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs, and Medicare (Special Needs Plans).  The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions.  It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health, care management software, correctional systems healthcare, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

Contact:
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Deanne Lane
(314) 725-4477

/PRNewswire -- Feb. 19, 2014/

SOURCE Centene Corporation