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Secretary Mike Leavitt: Activities


December 15, 2008 Secretary Leavitt Announces New Principles, Tools to Protect Privacy, Encourage More Effective Use of Patient Information to Improve Care. More>>

December 12, 2008: Secretary Leavitt Speaks at the Global Health Policy Center of the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the increased role of health diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy, and offered reflections on his period of leadership at HHS. Watch the Webcast>>

November 18, 2008: Secretary Leavitt opens FDA offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shangai in the People’s Republic of China.  More>>

November 12, 2008: Secretary Leavitt highlights contributions of Health IT Advisory Panel. More>>

October 29, 2008: In a live webinar, Secretary Leavitt discusses Pandemic-Influenza Planning and Preparedness.  Watch the Webcast>>

October 20, 2008: Secretary Leavitt travels to Iraq to discuss health-system improvement.  Read the Blog>>

Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans logoSeptember 7, 2008: Secretary Leavitt announces the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. “It’s important for all Americans to be active, and the guidelines are a roadmap to include physical activity in their daily routine. The evidence is clear -- regular physical activity over months and years produces long-term health benefits and reduces the risk of many diseases. The more physically active you are, the more health benefits you gain.”

June 23, 2008:  Secretary Leavitt Travels To México And Central America To Advance Product-Safety Efforts

June 23, 2008: Secretary Leavitt Travels To México And Central America To Advance Product-Safety Efforts; Multinational Summit on Product Safety, Visit to Regional Health-Care Training Center in Panamá and Review of U.S.S. Boxer Mission in El Salvador also planned More>>

The Honorable Michael O. Leavitt, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, joins officials from the Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau to look at goods in a container at the Waigaoqiao Section of the Port of Shanghai.

May 12, 2008: Secretary Leavitt visits Beijing and Shanghai China to discuss the safety of consumer products and efforts to alleviate the HIV/AIDs epidemic and mitigate potential pandemic influenza.

April 14 - April 18, 2008: Secretary Leavitt's Visit to Southeast Asia

During a recent trip, Secretary Leavitt visited Indonesia, Singapore, and Viet Nam.

The trip focus was on improving the safety of imports, and reviewing cooperative efforts to reduce the spread of disease. Read more>>

Secretary Leavitt speaks with the Christ House Director of Outreach
HHS photo by Chris Smith
February 25, 2008:  While Chair of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, Secretary Leavitt visits the Christ House primary health care center in Washington D.C. Secretary Leavitt’s term as Chair came to a close in March of 2008. During his year as Chair, Secretary Leavitt reinvigorated the Regional Interagency Councils on Homelessness in the ten Regions across the country, reestablished, Find more information on the Homeless website.

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