Vitality Institute hosts Forums in Denver and D.C., speakers included Dr. Boris Lushniak, acting U.S. surgeon general & Ron Goetzel, Truven Health Analytics

February 24, 2014

Colorado has a long history of recognition as the “leanest” state in America. Yet, recent statistics show an increase in obesity and inactivity amongst children. On January 7, Kelly Brough President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and William Rosensweig, Vitality Institute Commission Chair, lead a Forum with state business leaders on their success, learnings and areas of opportunity in fostering healthy workplaces.

Guests also included Ron Goetzel from Truven Health Analytics and John Hopkins University. A webcast of the Forum event, “Business for Health” can be viewed here.

On February 20 at the third in the series of Forums, The Vitality Institute got to the heart of the dilemma around prevention in which America is overburdened with chronic disease and policy has the potential to catalyze change. Co-hosted with The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in DC, the  goal was to explore the challenges associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how to refine the health promotion message.

The discussion with guest speakers that included Dr. Boris Lushniak, acting U.S. surgeon general and Dr. Stephen Cha, medical officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, centered around how to address legislative and regulatory challenges associated with the ACA. You can watch the recorded discussion from this Forum event, “Empowering Health Promotion Forum: Empowering Change through Policy,” here.

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