Jackson's presentation is titled "The Essential Role of Federal, State and Community Partnerships in Achieving Ohio's Public Health Goals." It follows presentations by Ohio EPA Director Chris Korleski, Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, and Ohio Lt. Governor Lee Fisher, who kicked things off with a presentation titled "Positioning Ohio for the 21st Century: Globalization, New Frontiers and the Future" on Sept. 24, 2008. That colloquium was followed by a news conference announcing Wittenberg's innovative university-community venture called The Center for Civic & Urban Engagement.
Jackson was appointed director of the Ohio Department of Health by Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in 2007. He has brought the chronic disease prevention model to health care in which patients and their physicians are partners in maintaining good health and charting courses of treatment when necessary.
Recognized repeatedly for his humanitarian efforts with migrant workers and foreign relief efforts, Jackson earned his bachelor's degree from Michigan's Andrew University and his M.D. from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Written By: Ryan Maurer
Send a Message
• Book-Delivering Prof Named Ohio Professor of the Year
• Senior Class Selects Livestrong President & CEO Doug Ulman As 2011 Commencement Speaker
•Communication Program Honored Nationally With Top Award
• Wittenberg University Art Students Finalists For Scholarship Award