Dec 22, 2021
This week we have another inspirational woman to highlight on “Let Me Say This About That” – Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General of the United States and current Green House Project board member. Get ready for a wonderful discussion of her trailblazing life and career, and another “barrier-breaking” physician that inspired Dr. Elders. You will be in awe of their accomplishments and the impact they made on the delivery of healthcare.
Dr. Elders’s drive and talents took her from a childhood in poverty to the heights of federal influence, serving as the first Black surgeon general in American history – while also powerfully living her mother’s advice to always speak out and tell the truth, no matter the personal cost.
In this episode we also explore the position of the Surgeon General of the United States and the history behind the office. Plus, a discussion on Dr. Elders advice to leaders today.
Please note: In keeping with Dr. Elders’s mantra of speaking out, be advised that this episode contains some frank language during discussions of racism and sexual health.
Learn more about America’s Women Physicians:
Learn more about U. S. Surgeon General position: https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/about/history/index.html
Explore Dr. Elders’s full biography: https://cfmedicine.nlm.nih.gov/physicians/biography_98.html
Learn more about The Green House Project: www.thegreenhouseproject.org