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U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Will Headline White House Faith-Based Conference in New Orleans

Summary: 
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin will join the Obama Administration’s interactive “Connecting Communities for the Common Good” conference series as it makes its way around the country.

The White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Offices of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships will host a “Connecting Communities for the Common Good” event in New Orleans, LA on Monday, June 6.  Faith and community leaders from across the Gulf Coast region will join Gulf Coast native Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General and Joshua DuBois, Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, for a conversation on how government can partner with nonprofit organizations to provide adequate health care services, prevent youth violence and promote healthy communities.

What:  
Obama Administration Community Event: “Connecting Communities for the Common Good”

Event Featuring:   
Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, Surgeon General of the United States Public Health ServiceJoshua DuBois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

When:
Monday, June 6, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where:
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans (MCCNO)
Hall B Entrance, Rooms 353-355
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130-2226