Commissioned Corps E-Bulletin
Minority Officers Liaison Council Celebrates 20th Anniversary
By Hosting a Health Disparities Symposium

RSVP Deadline Date: 30 November 2010
To address one of the Surgeon General’s priorities - ‘to eliminate health disparities in our Nation’ - the Minority Officers Liaison Council (MOLC) is planning to celebrate its 20th Anniversary by hosting a one-day symposium on health disparities. The purpose of this event is to promote awareness of Federal, state and local initiatives in the elimination of health disparities and to highlight the role of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (Corps) and other entities to public health organizations in this important effort.

The symposium will be held on 10 December 2010 from 0900 to 1600 hrs. in the Reyes Building, 4th Floor Reyes Conference Room, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852.

The event will be free of charge and lunch will be provided. The symposium will be open to government staff, Corps officers, and state and local public health community leaders.

The symposium will consist of presentations and panel discussions highlighting state-of-the-art approaches to addressing the elimination of health disparities.

Among the proposed topics for the symposium are the following:
  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Implications for Eliminating Health Disparities
  • National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
  • Effects of the Economic Downturn on the Health of Communities of Color
  • Health Disparities of American Indians/Alaska Natives
  • Elimination of Health Disparities in the Healthcare Workforce
  • Overcoming Cancer Health Disparities
  • Eliminating Health Disparities: Tribal, Federal, State/Local Health Department, and Community Initiatives
Please RSVP to LT Karen Ho at by 30 November 2010.

For additional information, please visit the MOLC Web site at for updates.
Health and Human Services Public Health, Commissioned Corps Public Health, Commissioned Corps

HHS, Office of Public Health and Science
Office of Commissioned Corps Force Management
Tower Building
1101 Wootton Parkway, Plaza Level Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852