Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture set for April 21
Dr. Adewale Troutman, director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, will be the featured speaker Tuesday, April 21, for the second annual James E. Clyburn Health Disparities Lecture at the University of South Carolina.
The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Public Health Research Center of the Arnold School of Public Health, located at 921 Assembly St. A reception will follow.
"Dr. Troutman is an advocate for bringing change to improve health."
“Dr. Troutman is one of the nation’s leaders in public health,” said Dr. Saundra Glover, director of the University of South Carolina’s Institute to Eliminate Health Dispartiies. “He is an advocate for bringing change to improve health, including changing social conditions that often affect a person’s ability to change behaviors.”
Health advocate for Louisville community
An associate professor at the University of Louisville School of Public Health, Troutman has a distinguished record of achievement in public health education, research, leadership and advocacy. In Louisville, Troutman has undertaken new initiatives to improve the health of citizens throughout the area, including:
- the Center for Health Equity--the only such center at a city or county health department in America
- the Mayor’s Health Hometown Movement, a community effort to encourage Louisville’s citizens to be physically active and adopt healthy lifestyles
- the Office of Faith and Health to work with the faith community to improve health
- the Office of Emergency and Public Health Preparedness
Troutman also was instrumental in launching a mobile health unit to extend health services to underserved areas of the community.