January 12, 2012
Thursday
Jan 12
2012

Press Release: President Clinton Announces Program and Featured Attendees for the Inaugural Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation Conference

New York, NY
Press Release

Chelsea Clinton; Notah Begay III; Dr. Deepak Chopra; James Curleigh, CEO of KEEN Footwear; Susan Dell, Founder, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation; Tim Finchem, Commissioner PGA TOUR; Lorena Garcia, Chef and Restaurateur; Goldie Hawn; Billie Jean King; Bob Lanier; Jillian Michaels; Dr. David Satcher, Former U.S. Surgeon General; Annika Sorenstam and Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News among key participants.

Conference Kicks Off the Humana Challenge PGA TOUR event, in partnership with the William J. Clinton Foundation, January 17th in Indian Wells, CA.

NEW YORK, JANUARY 12, 2012 — Today, President Bill Clinton announced the program and featured attendees for the Clinton Foundation’s inaugural Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation conference. The event will bring together more than 200 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 17, at the Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, CA.

Health Matters immediately 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 through its Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The Convening Partner of the conference is the Desert Regional Medical Center.

Conference participants include President Clinton; Chelsea Clinton; Reed Alexander, Actor; Notah Begay III, Health and Wellness Advocate; Travis Bogard, CMO, Jawbone; Dr. Deepak Chopra, Author and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing; James Curleigh, CEO of KEEN Footwear; Susan Dell, Founder, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation; Tim Finchem, Commissioner, PGA Tour; Lorena Garcia, Chef and Restaurateur; Richard Gephardt, President and CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs; Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation; Dr. Mark Hyman, Chairman of the Institute of Functional Medicine; Billie Jean King, Founder, Women’s Sports Foundation; Bob Lanier, Special Assistant to the Commissioner and NBA Cares Global Ambassador; Michael McCallister, CEO, Humana; Jillian Michaels, Health and Wellness Expert; Dr. Dwayne Proctor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Anita Rao, Alliance Youth Advisory Board Member; Dr. David Satcher, Former U.S. Surgeon General and Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; Pete Shankle, Alliance Healthy Schools Champion; Lakeysha Sowunmi, Mom; Annika Sorenstam, Founder, Annika Foundation; and Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor, NBC; Karolee Sowle, CEO, Desert Regional Medical Center; Jerry Tarde, Editor in Chief, Golf Digest; Casey Wasserman, Chairman and CEO, Wasserman Media Group; Dr. Howell Wechsler, Division Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dr. Toni Yancey, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles.

The conference will be webcast live at http://clintonfoundation.org/live. Viewers can follow the discussion and submit questions @ClintonTweet by using the hashtag #HealthMatters and follow conference highlights on President Clinton’s Facebook page. For more information visit online at: www.humanachallenge.com and www.clintonfoundation.org. The event is open to the press.

What:

The inaugural Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation conference.

Where:

Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44-400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210
(760) 773-4444

When:

January 17, 2012

Applying for Media Credentials: Registration is now open to members of the media. To request a credential, please email press@clintonfoundation.org. All media must apply for credentials and must be approved in order to attend. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 16 at 5 p.m. P.T. Journalists may apply for credentials on-site, but pre-registered media will be given priority.

Media will receive an email confirmation from healthrsvp@clintonfoundation.org with details about picking up your credential. To pick up your credential, a valid government-issued ID is required.

Location: Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held at Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort and Spa located at 44-400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA.

Wireless Microphones: Please do NOT bring or use wireless microphones onsite, as they will interfere with onsite wireless PA systems.

Wifi: Wifi will be available to registered media.

Mult Box: Output specifics are: BNC connection for video and XLR for audio.

Sat Truck Parking: There are a limited amount of Satellite and microwave truck parking spaces available. Please email press@clintonfoundation.org to request a spot.

***All Times Pacific***

Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation

PRESS SCHEDULE

**SCHEDULE FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

**ALL EVENTS OPEN TO THE PRESS UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED**

**PRESS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ASK QUESTIONS IN THE SESSIONS**

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.
Morning Workout with Jillian Michaels, Health & Wellness Expert
Location: Emerald Lawn at the Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44-400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks and Conference Welcome
Participants:
Karolee Sowle, CEO, Desert Regional Medical Center
Tim Finchem, Commissioner, PGA TOUR
President Bill Clinton

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Achieving Lifelong Health & Well-Being
Moderated by President Bill Clinton
Jillian Michaels, Health & Wellness Expert
Billie Jean King, Founder, Women’s Sports Foundation
Dr. David Satcher, Former Surgeon General & Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine
Richard Gephardt, President and CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs
Dr. Mark Hyman, Chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Instant Recess® Break
Recess Is Back hosted by KEEN and led by Dr. Toni Yancey, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Raise the Bar for Healthy Schools
Moderated by Chelsea Clinton
Dr. Dwayne Proctor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Pete Shankle, Alliance Healthy Schools Champion
Anita Rao, Alliance Youth Advisory Board Member
Dr. Howell Wechsler, Division Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Reed Alexander, Actor

12:15 – 1:45p.m.
Why Food Matters: Healthy Lunch and Address
Participant:
Lorena Garcia, Chef and Restaurateur

1:45 – 2:45p.m.
Health, Wellness and the Bottom Line: A Dialogue Among Business Leaders
Moderated by Jerry Tarde, Editor and Chief, Golf Digest
Travis Bogard, Chief Marketing Officer, Jawbone
James Curleigh, CEO, KEEN Footwear
Casey Wasserman, Chairman and CEO, Wasserman Media Group
Michael McCallister, CEO, Humana
Bob Lanier, Special Assistant to the Commissioner and NBA Global Cares Ambassador

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Instant Recess® Break
Recess Is Back hosted by KEEN and led by Dr. Toni Yancey, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

3:00 – 4:00p.m.
Building Healthy Communities
Moderated by Karolee Sowle, CEO, Desert Regional Medical Center
Susan Dell, Founder, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
Lakeysha Sowunmi, Mom
Notah Begay III, Health and Wellness Advocate
Annika Sorenstam, Founder, Annika Foundation
Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation

Special Message
Dr. Deepak Chopra (Via Skype), Author, Co-Founder the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Closing Conversation: Why Health Matters
Moderator: Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor, NBC
President Bill Clinton
Dr. David Satcher, Former Surgeon General & Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine Notah Begay III, Health and Wellness Advocate

Special guests to be announced

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About the Clinton Foundation

Building on a lifetime of public service, President Bill Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. Since 2001 President Clinton’s vision and leadership have resulted in nearly 4 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 13,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 26,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 2 million tons of greenhouse gases cut or abated in some of the world’s largest cities. And President Clinton has redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through his Clinton Global Initiative, whose members have made more than 2,100 commitments that will improve the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries.