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Elena & Miles Zaremski Law-Medicine Forum

"Obesity and Public Policy: Disturbing Trends and Promising Practices"

Terrance Allan, RS, MPH
Health Commissioner, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

MONDAY, March 23, 2009
School of Law * Room A57

Present national, state and local data on obesity
 Describe national, state and local policies that influence obesity
 Estimate the economic impact of obesity
 Identify promising policies, programs and practices designed to combat obesity
  Estimate financial benefits from implementing obesity interventions

Speaker biography: Since 2004, Terry Allan has been the health commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, which serves as the local public health authority for more than 886,000 citizens in 57 Greater Cleveland communities. Mr. Allan has been with the Board for 20 years, with direct program and administrative experience in Environmental Health, Epidemiology and Surveillance and Community Health programs. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Public Health from the University of Hawaii.

Mr. Allan is an adjunct faculty member at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and is on the Board of Directors for the Cuyahoga County Family and Children First Council and the Cuyahoga County Invest In Children Initiative. He has served on several advisory panels for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmentís Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. Mr. Allan is President-Elect of the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners (AOHC) and was a Year 13 Scholar of CDCís National Public Health Leadership Institute. He represents Ohio as an At-Large member on the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Board of Directors.

Elena and Miles Zaremski Law-Medicine Forum - Funded by the Elena C. and Miles J. Zaremski Lecture Fund in Health Care Law, this series is made possible through a generous donation by alumnus Miles Zaremski (JD 1973), Zaremski LawGroup.

The Center sponsors frequent lunch-time lectures.