New University Center Will Focus Resources on Public Health Promotion

Sid Lerner

The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion, with support provided to establish the Center by Syracuse University alumnus Sid Lerner (’53) and his wife Helaine, will provide a forum where the art of communication and the science of public health and public policy can come together, enabling the creation and implementation of programs that are motivating, sustainable, and designed to improve community well-being and reduce chronic disease. Preventable chronic illnesses account for 70 percent of deaths and for the expenditure of over 75 percent of direct health care costs in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Read more.

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