Join Businesses to Boost Healthy Workforce, Healthy Communities
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.