Rochon signs statewide agreement to address health care improvements


Birmingham, Alabama (January 22, 2013) — Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon has joined a collaboration of health and education professionals to focus on the need for more health professionals, especially in rural and urban communities. Jan. 11, along with representatives from the Sullivan Alliance to Transform the Health Professions and several other Alabama university presidents, Rochon signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form the Alabama Alliance to Transform the Health Professions.

According to a release from the organization, the alliance is a new academic partnership that will work to address Alabama’s health care system short falls by “directly addressing the state's growing health care needs while providing a working model for other states also committed to expanding and diversifying their health workforces.”

Other institutions participating include: University of Alabama-Birmingham, Alabama A&M, Alabama State University, Auburn University, J. F. Drake State Technical College, Miles College, Oakwood University, Selma University, Stillman College, Trenholm State Technical College and Troy University. Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former secretary for the United States Department of Health and Human Services, was the keynote speaker for the 1 p.m. ceremony at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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