IA2 President Recognized as CDC Health Equity Champion

November 24, 2014

IA2 President, William F. Benson was recognized this month as a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Equity Champion. In response to the honor and acknowledgement of his years of service, Mr. Benson notes “I am amazed and enormously grateful for this recognition.”

An excerpt from the article:

The U.S. is a nation that is rightly concerned with ensuring the best future possible for our children, but as we encounter the aging of the Baby Boomers, we must become a nation equally concerned about our elders. This is not a new revelation to Health Equity Champion – William F. Benson. He has been a national leader and voice for older adults for decades. His influence has been felt at the highest levels of government and in community circles. The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity in collaboration with the Division of Population Health (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion) is honored to recognize the powerful advocacy and strategic initiatives of Mr. Benson for older adults, and particularly, elder American Indians and Alaska Natives. We congratulate Mr. Benson for his distinguished and enduring service, and designate him a Health Equity Champion!

–Leandris C. Liburd 

To read the remainder of the article, please visit:

http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/newsletter/current.html#Champion