President Clinton announces 2nd annual Health Matters Conference

President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Barbra Streisand will attend

POSTED: 12:00 PM PST Jan 09, 2013 
Presdent Clinton
LA QUINTA, Calif. -

President Bill Clinton announced the program and featured attendees for the Clinton Foundation’s second annual Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation Conference slated for next week in La Quinta.

The event will bring together more than 400 stakeholders from the worlds of health care, public policy, business, education, individual wellness, and sports to identify strategies to promote and improve individual healthy lifestyles in the home, the community, and the workplace. The conference will be held on Tuesday, January 15, at the La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, California.

Based on the success of last year’s conference, the Clinton Foundation launched its newest initiative, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, in November 2012.  The National initiative is building on the Clinton Foundation’s work on global health and childhood obesity that will work to improve the health and well-being of people across the United States by developing and implementing a variety of evidence-based individual, systems, and investment strategies.

Health Matters precedes the Humana Challenge PGA TOUR event, in partnership with the William J. Clinton Foundation, formerly the Bob Hope Classic. The conference highlights the tournament’s commitment to health and well-being, and builds on the work of the Clinton Foundation, which has a mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, protect the environment, and promote healthier childhoods and health and wellness.

Conference participants include President Clinton; Reed Alexander, Actor and Celebrity Food Chef; Dr. Kelvin Baggett, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Tenet Healthcare Corporation; Carolyn Caldwell, CEO, Desert Regional Medical Center; Dr. Deepak Chopra, Founder, The Chopra Foundation; Chelsea Clinton, Board of Directors, William J. Clinton Foundation; Tom Colicchio, Chef and Owner Craft Restaurants & ‘wichcraft; Tim Finchem, PGA TOUR Commissioner; Eduardo Garcia, Mayor, City of Coachella; Senator Christopher Murphy, U.S. Senator, Connecticut; Gary Player, International Ambassador of Golf; Barbra Streisand, Philanthropist and Actress; And many other health care professionals from across the Nation and here in the valley.   Below is a list and times of the workshops planned for Tuesday January 15th.

January 15th, 2013
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM PST
Morning Workout with Jillian Michaels
Waterfall Lawn, La Quinta Resort & Spa


8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Welcome
Dr. Kelvin Baggett, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Tenet Healthcare Corporation


Opening Remarks
President Bill Clinton, Founder, William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Health Transformation
Framing speaker – Don Berwick, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Moderated by Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Reporter, NBC Universal

Dr. Kelvin Baggett, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Don Berwick, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Michael McCallister, Chairman of the Board, Humana Inc.
Susan Siegel, Corporate Vice President GE; CEO, GE healthymagination
Dr. Peter Tippett, Chief Medical Officer, VP of Innovation, Verizon
 

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Guided Meditation with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Founder, The Chopra Foundation
 

10:30 AM-11:45 AM

Access to Healthy Lifestyles
Framing Speaker – Dr. Deepak Chopra, Founder, The Chopra Foundation
Featured Pledge – Barbra Streisand, Philanthropist & Actress

   Moderated by Chelsea Clinton, Board of Directors, William J. Clinton Foundation

Tim Finchem, PGA TOUR Commissioner
Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz, Director, Barbra Streisand Women’s Center
Dr. Dean Ornish, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Dr. David Satcher, Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; 16th Surgeon General of the United States
Ryan Sistare, Renaissance Hotel Complex General Manager, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Andrea Thomas, Senior Vice President of Sustainability, Walmart
 

11:45 AM- 12:00 PM
Lunch Introduction & Pledge Report
Guest Chef – Tom Colicchio, Chef and Owner Craft Restaurants & ‘wichcraft
Pledge report delivered by Reed Alexander, Actor and Celebrity Food Chef, and Lorena Garcia, Restaurateur, TV Host and Author
 

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Lunch
Guest Chef – Tom Colicchio, Chef and Owner Craft Restaurants & ‘wichcraft
 

1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Healthy Communities
Framing Speaker – Dan Buettner, Founder, Blue Zones
Featured Pledge –Kay Hazen, Vice President, Desert Healthcare Foundation

Moderated by Carolyn Caldwell, CEO, Desert Regional Medical Center

Eduardo Garcia, Mayor, City of Coachella, California
Dr. Glen Grayman, President, Desert Healthcare District & Health Assessment Resource Center
Christy Porter, Founder & Executive Director, Hidden Harvest
Steven Pougnet, Mayor, Palm Springs, California
 

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Physical Activity Break


2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Mental Health & Addictions
Framing Speaker – Dr. David Satcher, Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; 16th Surgeon General of the United States
Featured Pledge – Gary Mendell, Addiction Health Advocate

Moderated by John Schwarzlose, President and CEO, Betty Ford Center

Vinod Gupta, Managing General Partner, Everest Financial
Carolyn Jackson, CEO, St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital
Ray Kelly, Commissioner, New York City Police Department
Gary Mendell, Addiction Health Advocate
Senator Christopher Murphy, U.S. Senator, Connecticut
Harris R. Schwartzberg, CEO, The Schwartzberg Companies
 

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Living Healthy
Framing Speaker – Haile Thomas, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Youth Advisory Board
Featured Pledges –  Casey Wasserman, Chairman and CEO, Wasserman Media Group

Moderated by Jillian Michaels, Fitness Expert and Wellness Coach

Dan Buettner, Founder, Blue Zones
Gary Player, International Ambassador of Golf
Mike Roberts, CEO, LYFE Kitchens
Kristen Armstrong Savola, 2x Olympic Gold Medal Cyclist
Haile Thomas, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Youth Advisory Board
 

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Closing Remarks
President Bill Clinton