Doctors and Health Care Providers Urge Confirmation of Vivek Murthy


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DECEMBER 1, 2014

ADVISORY: DOCTORS AND HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS​ TO HOLD​ PRESS CONFERENCE TO CALL UPON THE SENATE TO CONFIRM DR. MURTHY AS SURGEON GENERAL

Press Conference on 12/2 at 10:30 a.m. ET

​​Washington, DC – As the Senate returns for the final weeks of the lame-duck session, doctors, nurses, health care providers and professionals ​will hold a press conference on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. to send a clear message: confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General now.

​​WHAT: ​ ​ ​Doctors, nurses, health care providers, and public health professionals hold press conference ​ ​ ​to call on the Senate to confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General.

​​WHO: American Academy of Family Physicians

American College of Physicians

Trust for America’s Health

American Medical Student Association

American Heart Association

WHEN: ​ ​Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. ET

​​WHERE: ​ ​212 East Capitol St NE, ​ ​Washington, D.C.

The United States has gone over a year without a Surgeon General. Over 100 medical and public health organizations have endorsed Dr. Vivek Murthy, who was nominated in November 2013 and approved by committee on a bipartisan vote in February 2014. His confirmation has been held up by politics even as the nation faces serious public health challenges.

Doctors and healthcare providers will be on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with Senators and urge them to confirm this exceptionally qualified #TopDocNow.

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