HH&S Director Buffington to Speak at Atlanta Summit on U.S. Leadership in Global Health & Water

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Sandra de Castro Buffington participated in a summit meeting in Atlanta on May 21 titled “Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Global Health and Water.” 

The conference, which was co-sponsored by the Center for Strategic & International Studies, the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and CARE USA, outlined the “principles and policies that will be needed to sustain America’s leadership in improving people’s health worldwide.“ It featured leading representatives from government, non-governmental organizations, business, universities and others.

Buffington took part in a discussion titled “Outlook on the American Opinion Climate” with co-panelists Dr. Mollyann Brodie, vice president and director of public opinion and media research, Kaiser Family Foundation; Michael Elliott, president and CEO, the ONE Campaign; and Kevin Riley, editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. It was moderated by Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, a leading policy research institution focused on building bipartisan awareness about global health and its importance to U.S. national security.

All audio and video from this event will be available here.

Also while in Atlanta, Buffington will deliver a presentation May 22 on incorporating public health messages in TV storylines, children’s programs and other media, as part of a special briefing at the Roybal Campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

HH&S is a program of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center that provides entertainment industry professionals with accurate and timely information for health storylines. The CDC, through its partnership with HH&S, serves as an expert source on a number of health topics ranging from bioterrorism to lead poisoning.

Photo above: Children in Uttar Pradesh, India show their marked little fingers after receiving polio vaccine.