REMINDER: President Clinton to Highlight Clinton Foundation Projects at Clinton Health Matters Initiative and Clinton Global Initiative Events
(New York, NY)—Tomorrow, on Monday, May 6, President Bill Clinton will participate in two open press events about the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). President Clinton will participate in a panel discussion on prescription drug abuse in the morning, and host the CGI Mid-Year Meeting in the afternoon.
At 10:30 AM ET, President Clinton will join New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, New York University President John Sexton, and National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Dr. Nora Volkow MD, for a panel discussion moderated by the Wall Street Journal's Melinda Beck on prescription drug abuse.
The panel will shine a light on the issue of prescription drug misuse, particularly among 18 to 26 year olds, and how the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), the New York City Police Department, and others plan to contribute solutions in New York and nationwide.
CHMI made a five year pledge to put the United States on a path to eliminate the chronic prescription drug abuse challenge by the beginning of the next decade, and to help non-medical prescription drug users get on a safer, healthier path in life. Through a direct program, the Initiative will cut in half the number of 18 to 26-years-olds who misuse prescription drugs for the first time, focusing especially on college campuses and the workplace, through pledges that raise consumer and public awareness, advance business practice change, and mobilize communities.
To cover this panel discussion, please RSVP to email@example.com by May 5.
At 3:30 PM ET President Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Mayor Eduardo Paes of Rio De Janeiro will announce details for CGI Latin America and President Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg will announce a new CGI commitment from the C40 Climate Leadership Group in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. President Clinton, Mayor Bloomberg, and Mayor Paes will also join Mindy Lubber, President and CEO, Ceres; Ruth Porat, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Morgan Stanley; and Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation for a panel discussion on how cities and the private sector can work together to advance climate adaptation, investment in green infrastructure and urban resilience.
Earlier in the day, Chelsea Clinton will open the 2013 CGI Mid-Year Meeting, a day dedicated to mobilizing CGI members around their Commitments to Action and galvanizing new partnerships in advance of the 2013 Annual Meeting to be held in September 23-26 in New York.
Media planning to cover must be credentialed by the Clinton Global Initiative. To apply, please complete the form at cgilink.org/ZUodZ1. The deadline to apply is May 5. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
**Schedule for Planning Purposes Only**
Monday, May 6, 2013
10:30 AM ET (ALL PRESS MUST CHECK-IN BY 9:45 AM ET)
Prescription Drug Abuse: A Forum with President Clinton, Commissioner Ray Kelly, NYU President John Sexton, and Dr. Nora Volkow
NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
President Bill Clinton will join NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, NYU President John Sexton, and National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Dr. Nora Volkow in a moderated Q&A session to discuss ways the Clinton Foundation, the New York Police Department, and others are combating prescription drug abuse.
· Melinda Beck, Columnist, Wall Street Journal
· President Bill Clinton, Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States
· Commissioner Ray Kelly, Police Commissioner, New York City
· John Sexton, President, New York University
· Dr. Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
11:00 AM – 3:15 PM ET
CGI Mid-Year Meeting Press Registration
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue
New York, NY
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET (PRE-SET 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM ET)
PLENARY SESSION: Mobilizing Investment in Resilient Cities, CGI Latin America and C40 Commitment Announcements
Metro East, Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
President Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Mayor Eduardo Paes of Rio De Janeiro will announce details for CGI Latin America and President Clinton and Mayor Michael Bloomberg will announce a new CGI commitment from the C40 Climate Leadership Group in partnership with the Clinton Foundation. President Clinton, Mayor Bloomberg, and Mayor Paes will also join with key finance and civil society leaders for a panel discussion on how cities and the private sector can work together to advance climate adaptation, investment in green infrastructure and urban resilience.
· President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative, 42nd President of the United States
· Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City
· Eduardo Paes, Mayor, Rio de Janeiro
· Mindy Lubber, President and CEO, Ceres
· Ruth Porat, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Morgan Stanley
· Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
About the Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation works to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, 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, the Clinton Foundation’s work has resulted in nearly 5 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 16,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 55,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 248 million tons of CO2 being reduced in cities around the world. And Clinton Global Initiative members have made more than 2,300 commitments that are improving the lives of more than 400 million people in more than 180 countries. For more information, visit clintonfoundation.org, read our blog at clintonfoundation.org/upclose, and follow us on Twitter @ClintonFdn and Facebook at Facebook.com/BillClinton.
About the Clinton Health Matters Initiative
Launched in 2012, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) works to improve the health and well-being of people across the United States by activating individuals, communities, and organizations to make meaningful contributions to the health of others. CHMI works to implement evidence-based systems, environmental, and investment strategies, with the goals of ultimately reducing the prevalence of preventable diseases, reducing health care costs associated with preventable diseases, and improving the quality of life for people across the United States.
About the Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date CGI members have made more than 2,300 commitments, which are already improving the lives of more than 400 million people in over 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $73.5 billion.