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CDPH Director Issues Statement on the Passing of Dr. Lester Breslow 

Date: 4/11/2012 

Number: 12-015 

Contact: Heather Bourbeau - (916) 440-7259 


Dr. Ron Chapman, Director of the California Department of Public Health and California’s health officer, released the following statement on the passing of Dr. Lester Breslow:

“My condolences go out today to the family and friends of Dr. Lester Breslow, the former director of the California Department of Public Health and a public health legend.

“I’ve known Dr. Breslow for 15 years and his impact upon what I and other public health officers do every day cannot be overstated. Under his leadership, the goals of public health were strengthened with a focus on prevention.

“Every Californian can benefit today from the healthy habits recommended by Dr. Breslow in 1959: such as, get regular exercise and sleep; don’t smoke; eat a regular breakfast; stop snacking between meals; and maintain a normal weight.

“Dr. Breslow will be greatly missed.”

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