Monday, August 8, 2011

Black Fraternity Honors Former U.S. Surgeon General with Humanitarian Award



Members of Omega Psi Phi, one of the most prominent African American fraternities in the nation, gathered in Washington, D.C. last month with UnitedHealthcare executives to celebrate the fraternity's 100 year anniversary. The Fraternity honored Dr. David L. Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., former U.S. Surgeon General, with a Humanitarian Award for his efforts in helping improve the health of African Americans. Michael Currie, Director of Health Equities at UnitedHealth Group and fellow member of Omega Psi Phi, presented the award at the “A Salute to Science and Medicine” event held July 28th in DC.

Pictured in the photo above are (back-left to right): Cedric M. Bright, President-Elect of the National Medical Association; Nelson L. Adams III, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jackson North Medical Center; John E. Maupin, D.D.S., President of Morehouse School of Medicine; David L. Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., 16th Surgeon General of the United States; U. Michael Currie, Director of Health Equity Services, UnitedHealth Group. (Front- left to right): Ipyana Spencer, Vice President, Industry Outreach and External Affairs, UnitedHealth Group; Corliss Hill, National Director, Multicultural Marketing, UnitedHealthcare.

UnitedHealthcare announced at the centennial celebration a new program to disseminate culturally relevant health information to help Omega Psi Phi members enhance their quality of life. Generations of Wellness®, UnitedHealthcare’s educational campaign to help African Americans receive the best health care possible through innovative and unique health tools, launched a new website for Omega Psi Phi members during the event, www.uhctogether.com/gowomega.



David L. Satcher, M.D., Ph.D., 16th Surgeon General of the United States, and U. Michael Currie, Director of Health Equity Services, UnitedHealth Group

For more information on Generations of Wellness, visit HERE.

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