Earlier this week, the Clinton Foundation hosted the fourth annual Health Matters Activation Summit.
The summit brought together leaders in healthcare, public policy, veterans affairs, business, education, and professional sports to identify and implement strategies for systemic health improvement.
The summit, sponsored by Tenet Healthcare Corporation, included panels on health innovation and health and the economy. Summit attendees participated in discussions on topics including universal access to sport and physical activity for youth, behavioral health in primary care, scalable solutions for health communities, and connectivity in healthcare.
“Through Health Matters, we are committed to empowering people to change their lives and communities to change their own futures by employing the best available technique – creating partnerships among diverse stakeholders,” said Bill Clinton. “At this year’s Health Matters Activation Summit, we announced strategic partnerships that make lifesaving drugs more available, encourage physical activity for youth, and inspire innovation in the health field.”
During the event, actor and comedian Wayne Brady discussed his battle with depression and why it is important that individuals take an active role in addressing their whole body health, particularly men, who are least likely to pursue the course of action or treatment they require.
Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders also took part.