Public Health Service and, as clinical assistant professor of internal medicine, Emory University, he is a practicing, board-certified internist.
William Bullman, M.A.M., joined the staff of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) in 1985, assuming staff leadership in 1995. Under his guidance, in 1995 NCPIE produced two authoritative resources on prescription medication adherence: Prescription Medicine Adherence: A Review of the Baseline of Knowledge and Topical Bibliography on Prescription Medicine Adherence. The Council also developed a series of provider- and setting-specific Recommendations for Action to Advance Prescription Medicine Adherence. In 1996 the Council collaborated with the American Medical Association (AMA) on the development of AMA’s Guidelines for Physicians for Counseling Patients About Prescription Medications in the Ambulatory Setting. In 2000 Mr. Bullman, representing NCPIE, collaborated with the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research on the organization and implementation of the Cyber-Smart Safety Coalition. He also coordinated the development of NCPIE’s “Talk About Prescriptions” Month (annually in October) and managed the annual national awareness campaign from 1986 to 1995.
Prior to joining NCPIE, Mr. Bullman served from 1979 to 1984 as community program development specialist with the National High Blood Pressure Education Program under a contract to Kappa Systems, Inc., from the Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He also served, from 1972 to 1978, as administrator for the Rockville Community Clinic in Rockville, Maryland.
Mr. Bullman received a B.A. from the University of Maryland in College Park and an M.A.M. from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Vanessa Cajina, M.P.A., coordinates and organizes regionally based advocacy efforts for the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California (LCHC). By engaging local leaders, LCHC has built a strong network of community-based organizations throughout California that take an active role in state policy and legislation. LCHC is California’s only statewide organization that focuses specifically on Latino health by engaging in policy development, community education, and research. Focus areas include access to health care, reducing health disparities, and community health. LCHC has led the state in providing the baselines for cultural and linguistic standards in California’s Medicaid program, as well as legislation and research to prevent childhood obesity and increase the number of Latinos working in the health professions.
Prior to joining LCHC, Ms. Cajina coordinated a county program to increase outreach, enrollment, retention, and utilization efforts for Cali-