On January 13-15, the Clinton Foundation will host its third annual Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation Conference at the La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, California.
This conference will showcase what leaders from across sectors – business, technology, sports and philanthropy – are doing to contribute to the health and wellness of people throughout the United States, and is held in conjunction with the Humana Challenge in partnership with the Clinton Foundation PGA TOUR event January 10-19 in the Coachella Valley. Tenet Healthcare Corporation is the title sponsor for this event.
Following the success of 2013’s conference, which facilitated $100 million in strategic investments to promote health and wellness, this year’s conference will feature a panel on health transformation moderated by President Bill Clinton; a panel on mental health and prescription drug abuse prevention moderated by Dr. Travis Stork, Emergency Room Physician & Co-Host of The Doctors; a panel on leveraging digital platforms to promote health moderated by Chelsea Clinton; and a panel on strategies to close the great health divide in the United States moderated by Jenna Wolfe of the Today Show. Montel Williams will also take part.
This year’s conference will debut more than 30 new strategic partnerships as well as highlights of the progress of strategic partners and commitment makers featured in 2013. There will be several major announcements in the health and wellness space from Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) strategic partners, including a commitment to help prevent prescription drug misuse by young people from the Jed Foundation, MTV, and Facebook, as well as an announcement from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
CHMI works to improve the health and wellbeing of people throughout the United States across all generations. CHMI builds strategic partnerships to implement evidence-based systems, environmental and investment strategies, with the goals of ultimately reducing the prevalence of preventable diseases, reducing health care costs associated with preventable diseases, and reducing health disparity and inequity gaps. CHMI builds scalable solutions to address the drivers of health and wellness, serves as a catalyst for community health transformation by convening local partners and commitment-makers, and leverages the digital platform to innovate and disseminate best practices.
The conference will be webcast live here. Viewers can join the discussion and submit questions to @ClintonFdn by using the hashtag #HealthMatters2014.