Acting Surgeon General to Visit Montana

By Beacon Staff

BOZEMAN – The country’s top public health educator will visit three Montana cities in an effort to curb underage drinking across the nation.

Acting U.S. Surgeon General Steven Galson will be in Helena on Aug. 18, Butte on Aug. 19 and Bozeman on Aug. 20.

Dan Haffey of the Butte-Silver Bow Health Division says Galson is making the trip as part of a national initiative to increase awareness on the dangers of reckless drinking.

As surgeon general, Galson is in charge of 6,000 health officers in the Public Health Service.

Befor4e his appointment as acting surgeon general, Galson was director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration.

Galson is board certified in general preventive medicine, public health and occupational medicine.