Former Task Force executive director appointed to the National Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health
Today the Obama administration named former National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Executive Director Jeff Levi as a member of the National Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health. The group – established in July 2010 – provides recommendations to the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council on lifestyle-based chronic disease prevention and management, integrative health care practices and health promotion.
Statement by Rea Carey, Executive DirectorNational Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Jeff Levi’s long and distinguished career in public health advocacy and research has well prepared him to assume a larger role in public health service to the nation. He is a former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and was the first full time federal lobbyist on AIDS issues, just as the epidemic crested in our communities. Jeff crafted a plan to secure federal funding for AIDS research and treatment, marking the first successes in garnering federal resources to combat the AIDS crisis. Jeff’s expertise will go a long way to inform the council on the issues facing those living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases.