CHEER welcomed Dr. Kara Odom Walker,
CHEER welcomed Dr. Kara Odom Walker, newly appointed State Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services, who spoke to seniors at CHEER’s Older Americans Day Celebration on May 23 at the CHEER Community Center. Dr. Walker has a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and a Master’s degree in Public Health from John Hopkins School of Public Health and a Master’s degree in Health Services Research from the University of California. She has been a strong advocate for health equity and access to quality health care in minority and underserved populations. Dr. Walker told the seniors that she recognizes the influence a rapidly expanding older population will have on our communities and local service organizations.