April 7, 2017
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MEDIA ADVISORY: Watch Live Monday, April 10, President Bill Clinton Hosts Sixth Health Matters Activation Summit

Little Rock, AR
Press Release


The panels will be livestreamed at www.clintonfoundation.org/healthmatters2017. Join the conversation by using #HealthMatters2017.
 

Featured participants include President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and Founder, Clinton Foundation; Dr. Raul Ruiz, Congressman, U.S. Representative (California’s 36th District); Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner; Mike Kelly, U.S. President, Adapt Pharma; Gillian Sealy, CEO, Clinton Health Matters Initiative; Stephanie Streett, Executive Director, Clinton Foundation; Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association; Drew Boshell, Senior Vice President, Sport and Health, Special Olympics; Dr. Judith Feinberg, Professor, Behavior Medicine & Psychiatry, WVU School of Medicine; Catherine Finn, Deputy Editor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard X; Dr. Kim Janda, Ely R. Callaway, Jr. Chaired Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Immunology and Director, Worm Institute for Research & Medicine, and Skaggs Scholar, The Scripps Research Institute; Diana Martin, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Alliance for a Healthier Generation; Dr. Dan W. Rahn, Chancellor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., Research Professor, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, University of Vermont, and Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Medicine; Kristine Rhodes, CEO, American Indian Cancer Foundation; Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, President and CEO, Global Policy Solutions.
 

Little Rock, AR – Monday, April 10, President Bill Clinton, featured panelists, and participants will discuss and identify solutions that can improve health across America at the Sixth Annual Health Matters Activation Summit, a yearly convening of leaders working in health care, technology, business, education, sports, and government.

The Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) brings together individuals, communities, and organizations to make meaningful, collective contributions to the health of others by working to reduce the prevalence of preventable health outcomes, and close health inequity and disparity gaps by improving access to key contributors to health of all people.

Key themes at this year’s Summit will include strategies for creating healthier communities, investing in health equity, and ending the opioid and prescription drug epidemic.

Announcements at this year’s Summit will include:

  • A new offering from Harvard Medical School to address issues of opioid addiction and dependency;
  • An expansion of Adapt Pharma's Narcan® (naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray Schools Program;
  • An overview of CHMI’s expansion to San Diego to improve the health of the most vulnerable children across the County;
  • A plan from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and its partners to address unplanned pregnancies at community colleges and universities in the state;
  • An update on CHMI’s Knox County, IL, Blueprint for Action, a framework that aims to improve health and well-being in the community, which was unveiled in February 2017; and,
  • An award for health professional training programs providing nutrition, physical activity, and obesity counseling education in their communities.

The agenda for the conference is below. Watch the live webcast on April 10 at https://www.clintonfoundation.org/healthmatters2017, and follow along on Twitter @ClintonFdn using the hashtag #HealthMatters2017.

What:
Sixth Annual Health Matters Activation Summit

Where:
Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

When:
Monday, April 10, 2017

All press must be credentialed by the Clinton Foundation, and press registration is now open to the members of the media. To apply, please complete this form. Media will receive an email confirmation from [email protected] with instructions for picking up your credential. To pick up your credential, a valid government-issued ID is required. Please email [email protected] for questions.

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 [email protected] to request a spot.

Plenary Session Throw Distance: 40’
 

** AGENDA**
FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY; SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Opening Remarks 9:00 AM CST

  • Stephanie Streett, Executive Director, Clinton Foundation  
  • Gillian Sealy, CEO, Clinton Health Matters Initiative
  • President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and Founder, Clinton Foundation
     

Impact Announcements 9:10 AM – 9:25 AM CST

  • Angela Thomas-Lasiter, Governmental Relations and Special Projects, Arkansas Department of Higher Education: A plan from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and its partners to address unplanned pregnancies at community colleges and universities in the state
  • Diana Martin, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Rica Rodman, Executive Director, Bipartisan Policy CenterAn award for health professional training programs providing nutrition, physical activity, and obesity counseling education in their communities
  • Lily Cappelletti, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility and External Affairs, AstraZeneca: An update to CHMI’s February 2017 Blueprint for Action in Knox County, IL. CHMI, in partnership with AstraZeneca, held its first community convening in Knox County to develop the Blueprint and discuss practical and scalable solutions to improve the health of Knox County’s citizens
     

Opening Plenary – Community-Led Solutions to Health Care Access Gaps: Innovations In Health Improvement 9:25 AM – 10:10 AM CST

Moderated by President Bill Clinton 

Panelists:

  • Dr. Dan W. Rahn, Chancellor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Kristine Rhodes, CEO, American Indian Cancer Foundation
  • Dr. Raul Ruiz, Congressman, U.S. Representative (California’s 36th District)
  • Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Impact Announcements 10:10 AM – 10:25 AM CST

  • Kathlyn Mead, President and CEO, The San Diego Foundation and Greg Cox, Supervisor, The County of San Diego: An overview of CHMI’s expansion to San Diego to improve the health of the most vulnerable children across the County
     

Plenary – Investing in Health Equity: How to Redesign Philanthropy and Move Decision Makers to Act on Building Health Equity | 10:25 AM – 11:10 AM CST

Moderated by Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, President and CEO, Global Policy Solutions

Panelists:

  • Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Drew Boshell, Senior Vice President, Sport and Health, Special Olympics
  • Nick Macchione, Director of Health and Human Services, San Diego County
     

Impact Announcements 11:10 AM – 11:25 AM CST

  • Catherine Finn, Deputy Editor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard XA new offering from Harvard Medical School to address issues of opioid addiction and dependency
  • Mike Kelly, U.S. President & Thomas Duddy, Executive Director, Adapt Pharma: An expansion of Adapt Pharma's Narcan® (naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray Schools Program
     

Closing Plenary – Catalyzing Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic: Affirming Innovations That Address the Growing Addiction Treatment Gap 11:25 AM – 12:10AM CST

Moderated by President Bill Clinton

Panelists:

  • Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D., Research Professor, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, University of Vermont, and Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Dr. Kim Janda, Ely R. Callaway, Jr. Chaired Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and immunology; Director, Worm Institute for Research & Medicine; and Skaggs Scholar, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Dr. Judith Feinberg, Professor, Behavior Medicine & Psychiatry, WVU School of Medicine
     

Closing Remarks 12:10 PM CST

President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and Founder, Clinton Foundation