595 Market St, 2nd floor
San Francisco, California 94105

Richard H. Carmona, M.D.; Former Surgeon General; President and Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch

Carmona describes the current health crisis as preventable and reversible. He notes that chronic disease accounts for 7 in 10 deaths and 75 cents of every dollar spent on health care in the United States. As 17th U.S. surgeon general, Carmona worked to revise our nation's approach to health by emphasizing the importance of increasing prevention, eliminating health disparities and improving health literacy. Carmona's rise to being "doctor of the nation" is particularly remarkable because of his disadvantaged childhood. He was homeless at age 6 and a high-school dropout at 17. Join us to hear Carmona's insights about our health-care challenges and opportunities.

Location: Club Office
Time: 11:30 a.m. check-in, noon program
Cost: FREE
Also know: Underwriter: California HealthCare Foundation

Official Website: http://www.commonwealthclub.org/

Added by raines on February 16, 2008



Instead of sitting around to listen to someone talk about prevention, I'm going to go out and DO some preventative work on exercise and diet.