What are People Saying About the Vitality Institute Report?

June 19, 2014

A selection of comments we have gotten about our report.

““The recommendations come at a perfect tipping point: the confluence of health care reform and the consumerization of personal health technology. Now is the time to implement them.””–
— Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School

“““A thoughtful, timely, actionable, and much needed plan to guide our prevention efforts.””–
— Michael P. Eriksen, founding Dean, Georgia State University School of Public Health

“““Promoting academic excellence and scholarship focused on health promotion and disease prevention is the greatest investment for the future of our country.””–
— Linda Fried, Dean, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

“““The report spotlights powerful new approaches to building tomorrow’s economic competitiveness and resilience…that should be adopted well beyond America.””–
— John Elkington, co-founder, SustainAbility and Volans

“““The report should be required reading for thought leaders in government, corporations, foundations, health services, and beyond.””–
— Tracy Palandjian, President, Social Finance

“““The report reinforces what many of us have been advocating for some time.””–
— Wayne B. Jonas, MD, President & CEO, Samueli Institute

“““I am heartened by this report…the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committed to building a Culture of Health that will make it easier for all Americans to lead healthier lives –a mission that is clearly shared by the Vitality Institute.””–
— Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President & CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

“““This is an outstanding document……[that] provides us an essential road map to pursue optimal health and wellness, while controlling a growing but preventable disease and economic burden.””–
—Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States

“““The diversity of the Commission participants is reflected in the comprehensive, integrated, multi-stakeholder recommendations; a requirement for true change to occur. The report is sure to catalyze action.””–
—Jamie N. Jones, PhD, Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

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