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Join Businesses to Boost Healthy Workforce, Healthy Communities

U.S. Chamber Foundation announces USA TODAY as official media partner for the Health Means Business National Summit.
Join Business Leaders February 15--16

Join Business Leaders February 15--16

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Monday, January 30, 2017 - 10:00am

CAMPAIGN: Health and Wellness

CONTENT: Blog

The private sector holds tremendous influence to bolster a greater culture of health in America. That’s why the U.S. Chamber Foundation, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and local and regional chambers of commerce, has made creating a healthy workforce and healthy communities a top priority through the Health Means Business campaign.

We’re bringing together businesses of all sizes, and their cross-sector partners, to become a powerful force for societal change.  What began as a dialogue became a call-to-action to engage businesses in the goal of building a healthier, more competitive U.S. workforce.

To continue this momentum, the Health Means Business National Summit will take place February 15-16 in Washington, D.C.  What’s equally exciting – USA TODAY has joined our cause as the Summit’s official media partner!

According to USA TODAY, businesses should be more vested in the health of their workers and communities:

“Concerned about lost productivity for a personal or family health problem, commerce and health organizations are teaming up to encourage communities and companies - not just large employers offering wellness programs - to create a healthier workforce. Such lost productivity for taking a child to the doctor or working through a painful headache costs U.S. employers at least $226 billion a year, according to a study of the American Productivity Audit.” --- Businesses, Governments Boost Workforce Health, USA TODAY, September 7, 2016

During the Summit, featured speakers will include:

  • Daniel Lubetzky, Founder and CEO, KIND
  • The Honorable Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., U.S. Surgeon General
  • Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
  • Risa Lavizzo-Moureym, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Elyse Cohen, Director, Health and Wellness Program; Executive Director, Health Means Business Campaign
  • Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Dr. Michael Sokol, Chief Medical Officer, WebMD Health Services
  • Jayne O’Donnell, Reporter, Health Policy, USA TODAY; Co-Founder, Urban Health Media Project
  • And many more!

Bringing together the most innovative businesses, we will focus on how the private sector can become more competitive and help shape a healthier and more prosperous future, through mission-driven goals, public-private partnerships, employee health, and other strategies -- both inside and  outside the walls of their own businesses.

Don’t miss the inaugural Health Means Business National Summit and Healthy10 Awards Ceremony taking place on Feb. 15-16. 2017 in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (1615 H Street, N.W.). Media and participants should register here.

Keywords: Events, Media & Communications | Chamber Foundation | Health & Healthcare | RWJF | Wellness

CAMPAIGN: Health and Wellness

CONTENT: Blog