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Exploring the Role of the Business Community in Improving Health

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WHEN: Friday, December 9, 2016 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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Physical activity plays a key role in improving health. Inactive adults have a greater risk of early death, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers. Yet less than half of American adults meet the recommended guidelines for daily physical activity.

Employers—who bear about one-half of health care costs in the United States—can play a critical role in improving the level of physical activity among individuals.

BPC’s Health Innovation Initiative hosted a discussion with business leaders and experts on health and wellness to explore employer strategies that promote physical activity within their organizations and communities. The event also highlighted key findings from a physical activity challenge conducted by BPC’s CEO Council on Health and Innovation.


Featuring: 

Paul J. Coppola
Senior Director of Care Management, Program Strategy, Innovation, and Clinical Design, Aetna

Ron Gifford
CEO, Jump IN for Healthy Kids
@RDGifford

Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD
Senior Scientist and Director, Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
@Ron_Goetzel
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Jim Huffman
Senior Vice President of Global Benefits, Bank of America Corporation

Moderated by:

Janet Marchibroda
Director of Health Innovation, BPC