January 01, 2017


Improving community wellness isn't just for health care companies. And it isn't just about employee wellness. It’s about people—and how to make their lives healthier, happier, and more productive. We believe that every business can play a leadership role in bolstering the health of their customers, their communities, and our current and future workforce. 

National Summit and Healthy10 Awards

The U.S. Chamber Foundation, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and local and regional chambers of commerce, brought together businesses of all sizes and cross-sector partners, for the first National Summit and Healthy10 Awards on February 15—16, 2017 in Washington D.C. 

This summit brought together some of the most innovative businesses at the forefront of the health movement and featured: 

  • High caliber thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers from the ranks of business, government, nonprofits, health organizations, academia, and the media. 
  • Insightful panels, small group breakout sessions, and a variety of networking and physical fitness opportunities to showcase the powerful lessons learned from the Health Means Business campaign on a national stage. 
  • Original research on the business investment in community health. 

Regional Forums

The Health Means Business campaign partnered with local and regional chambers of commerce to host forums in 12 communities across the country, listed below. These forums engaged local businesses and other key community stakeholders in discussions about health, education, and economic outcomes, and encouraged increased business involvement in building healthy communities.

  • Denver  
  • Oklahoma City  
  • Orlando  
  • Fort Worth  
  • Memphis  
  • Indiana  
  • Cleveland  
  • Phoenix 
  • Georgia 
  • Los Angeles  
  • Chicago 
  • Columbus, Georgia