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C. Everett Koop

Confronting Major Health Issues

About C. Everett Koop

C. Everett Koop was appointed Surgeon General of the U. S. Public Health Service in 1982. Before that, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services and as surgeon-in-chief at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia. As surgeon general, he oversees the activities of the 7,200-member Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. In keeping with his responsibility to inform the public on major health hazards, he has become a national educator on AIDS.


The Town Hall Forum will broadcast on this page of the website, and also on our Facebook page. It will also be archived here for future viewing!


Forums will NOT be live broadcast on MPR this fall. Instead, MPR will present the entire fall season of the Town Hall Forum as a special week of programs, November 29 – December 2 each day at 11 a.m. You can still listen/watch live here on our website.