Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 06 Mar - Wed 13 Mar, 2002
(Session 395)

no photo available Vernice Anthony (Faculty)

Country/Region: USA

Greater Detroit Area Health Council

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Community Health, St. John Health System, Detroit, Michigan

Biography:
Vernice D. Anthony (Co-Chair) is senior vice president of Corporate Affairs and Community Health at St. John Health System, Detroit, Michigan. Ms. Anthony is credited with developing a model for Integrated Health Systems Community Health Status Improvement, providing leadership for the Detroit Health Systems Collaborative, reducing the state’s teen pregnancy rate, establishing the Michigan Task Force on Violence Reduction and Prevention, and the Michigan Abstinence Partnership. Prior to this she served as director of the Michigan Department of Public Health. Ms. Anthony serves on many boards and commissions including the Immunization Safety Review Committee of the Institute of Medicine, the Michigan Department of Community Health – Health Plans Advisory Council, the Board of Governors of Wayne State University, and is chairperson of the Center for Health Promotion. She has received numerous awards including the University of Michigan School of Public Health Distinguished Alumni Award and the Anti-Defamation League’s Women of Achievement Award 1999. Ms. Anthony received a master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan.