Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker
“Financial Health Is Public Health.”
Personal Finance. Community Results. A TEDxWilmington Salon
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at the Gold Ballroom at the Hotel DuPont MORE INFO
“Past research and work volunteering in clinics as a family physician opened my eyes to the concept ‘Financial Health is Public Health.’ And my experience over the past few months at DHSS has confirmed my deep convictions about that connection.
- If you can’t pay to fix your refrigerator, how can you keep your insulin from going bad?
- If you don’t have transportation to get to a doctor for care in the early stages of being sick, how are you going to pay for the emergency room care and an ambulance as your illness progresses?
- If your neighborhood doesn’t offer a place to get fresh fruits and vegetables and you live in a food desert, how can you be expected to have a healthy diet?
Dr. Kara Odom Walker was sworn in as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Services on Feb. 6, 2017. As Secretary, she leads the principal agency charged with keeping Delawareans healthy, ensuring they get the health care they need in a fast-changing world, and providing children, families and seniors with essential social services including food benefits, disability-related services, and mental health and addiction treatment. She oversees one of the largest departments in Delaware’s government with an annual budget of more than $2 billion. READ MORE
Personal Finance. Community Results :: A TEDxWilmington Salon :: Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 :: Gold Ballroom at the Hotel DuPont MORE INFO