January 24, 2016
Sunday
Jan 24
2016

UPDATED MEDIA ADVISORY: President Clinton and Donna E. Shalala Host the Fifth Annual Health Matters Activation Summit to Explore “Communities as Centers of Health Innovation”

Press Release

Featured participants include President Bill Clinton, Founder, Clinton Foundation; Abby Wambach, World Cup and Olympic Champion; Donna E. Shalala, President, Clinton Foundation; Rain Henderson, CEO, Clinton Health Matters Initiative; Dan Buettner, Author and National Geographic Fellow; Dr. Reginald J. Eadie, Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Medical Center; Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Executive Director, Minority Health for Cleveland Clinic; Trevor Fetter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tenet Healthcare; Tim Finchem, Commissioner, PGA TOUR; Dr. Nate Gross, Co-founder, Rock Health and Doximity; Dr. Ellen Meara, National Bureau of Economic Research Faculty Research Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor in Economics & Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, Dartmouth College; Dr. Charles Modlin, Founder and Director, Minority Men’s Health Center of Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological Institute; Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General; Anya Pogharian, Inventor; Dr. Kyu Rhee, Chief Health Officer and Vice President of Integrated Health Services, IBM; Jeffrey D. Selberg, MHA, Executive Director, Peterson Center on Healthcare; Dr. J. Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman and CEO, J. Craig Venter Institute; Dr. Donald K. Warne, Director of the Master of Public Health Program, North Dakota State University

NOTE: Due to Winter Storm Jonas’ impact across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast and resulting travel ban and state of emergency in New York City and Washington, D.C., several speakers for the fifth annual Health Matters Activation Summit were unable to travel to the event, including Chelsea Clinton.  We’re grateful for the abundance of local health industry experts who were able to step in to any vacant roles and look forward to a compelling program that will be sure to inspire action.

Indian Wells, CA — On Sunday, January 24, and Monday, January 25, President Bill Clinton and Clinton Foundation President Donna E. Shalala will host the Clinton Health Matters Initiative’s (CHMI) Fifth Annual Activation Summit, a yearly convening of the country’s foremost health experts and implementers. Participants will engage in action-oriented dialogue, take examples and cues from CHMI’s key programs and partners, and use case studies of universally applicable successes and less-discussed failures to chart the path for scaling and sustaining what works in health advancement.

Key themes at this year’s Summit will include communities as centers of health innovation, the quest for longevity and healthy aging, health-tech innovation, and reducing health disparities. The Activation Summit further aims to underscore the value of facilitating cross-sector solutions and systemic strengthening of chronic disease prevention efforts. The event will follow the CareerBuilder Challenge, a PGA TOUR event held January 21 – 24 in La Quinta, CA, in partnership with the Clinton Foundation.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation is returning for the fifth year as a title sponsor for the Summit, which is the anchor to the continued work of CHMI throughout the year to improve the health and well-being of all people across the country. Sessions at this year’s Health Matters Activation Summit will include:

  • Town Hall focused on addressing health disparities through technology and innovation;
  • Opening plenary session on the quest for longevity and our rising death rates with specific regards to the Coachella Valley and CHMI’s work to reduce health disparities in additional communities including Little Rock, Houston, Jacksonville, Natchez, and Galesburg;
  • Discussion with Donna Shalala and Abby Wambach on girls and women in sports; and
  • Closing plenary session on how communities and local organizations across the country, despite the national landscape, are driving the development and scale of solutions that are best suited to their local needs.

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, close health inequity and disparity gaps, and reduce health care costs by improving access to key contributors to health of all people. CHMI’s year round work includes building strategic partnerships that will help facilitate the development and scaling of health-promoting solutions; working across sectors to develop and implement coordinated, systemic approaches to creating healthier communities; and leveraging technology and digital innovation to help advance health and wellness at the national and community levels by disseminating evidence-based individual, systems, and investment strategies.

The agenda for the conference is below. Watch live webcasts on January 24 and 25 of the town hall and opening and closing plenaries at https://www.clintonfoundation.org/healthmatters2016. Follow along on Twitter @ClintonFdn and using the hashtag #HealthMatters2016.

What:
Fifth Annual Health Matters Activation Summit

Where:
Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa
44-400 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210

When:
Sunday, January 24, and Monday, January 25, 2016

ALL PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED BY THE CLINTON FOUNDATION. Press registration is now open to the members of the media. If you are interested in covering the event but have not yet applied for credentials, please email [email protected]. Media will receive an email confirmation from [email protected] with details about picking up your credential. To pick up your credential, a valid government-issued ID is required.

Media Kit: Complete breakdown of activities available for credentialed press and logistics can be found here.

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: 63’
 

** AGENDA**

For planning purposes only; subject to change

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all events to take place at Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa.

Sunday, January 24, 2016
Summit media registration will be open in the Malta Foyer from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PST.

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST
Desert Day of Action
La Quinta High School, 79255 Blackhawk Way, La Quinta, CA 92253

Media Preset: 11:15 AM

Established and led by Chelsea Clinton, the Clinton Foundation Day of Action program has brought thousands of people together for volunteer projects across the country and world to help make a meaningful difference in the communities where we work, visit, and live. Day of Action volunteers will build La Quinta High School’s first community garden and prepare 150 healthy meals that will be donated to the Joslyn Center’s Meals on Wheels Program.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
Town Hall: Addressing Health Disparities through Technology and Innovation
Crystal Ballroom

Media Preset: 6:30 PM

This town-hall forum will address a growing body of research that points to the impact that social entrepreneurship and innovation can have on persistent issues of health disparities. Reducing the country’s health gaps has daunted health officials for decades but new promise is held by an uptick in social enterprises and technology innovation that can provide for more positive social change. The idea of a market-driven and self-sustaining business that delivers innovative solutions to resolve social problems has allowed for the increasing integration of social enterprise and health innovation. Health technology can help reduce or even eliminate disparities in health care among rural and underserved populations. Trends in both Internet access and mobile phones show signs of reducing the digital divide with many communities of color are increasingly using mobile technologies and other devices to engage online. As access to the Internet and web-enhanced tools expands, the federal government and private healthcare companies are working with communities of color and other underserved populations to enhance use of technology to improve health. In addition, more health data is being captured than ever before to help public officials and researchers identify differences in how vulnerable populations access health care.

Moderator

  • President Bill Clinton, Founder, Clinton Foundation

Panelists

  • Dr. Nate Gross, Co-founder, Rock Health and Doximity
  • Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General
  • Anya Pogharian, Inventor
  • Dr. Kyu Rhee, Chief Health Officer and Vice President of Integrated Health Services, IBM
  • Dr. Donald K. Warne, Director of the Master of Public Health Program, North Dakota State University


Monday, January 25, 2016
Media registration will be open in the Malta Foyer from 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST.

7:00 AM – 7:30 AM PST
Morning Workout
Emerald Lawn and Mountain View Room

As part of CHMI's continued commitment to actively embodying the values of health and physical activity, the Summit will kick off with a workout open to all participants.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST
Opening Plenary: The Quest for Longevity and Our Rising Death Rates
Crystal Ballroom

Media Pre-set: 8:15 AM

Recent research finds that death rates among middle-aged white Americans have been rising due an epidemic of suicides and afflictions stemming from substance abuse including alcoholic liver disease and overdoses of heroin and prescription opioids. This is in sharp contrast with popular contemporary dialogue that promotes healthy lifestyles and paths to longevity, and it indicates the presence of additional obstacles to improving the health of the nation as a whole. This opening plenary session will aim to address this issue with specific regards to the Coachella Valley, home of the Health Matters Activation Summit, and CHMI’s work to reduce health disparities in additional focus communities including Little Rock, Houston, Jacksonville, Natchez and Galesburg.

Welcome Remarks

  • Trevor Fetter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Tenet Healthcare
  • Tim Finchem, Commissioner, PGA TOUR
  • Rain Henderson, CEO, Clinton Health Matters Initiative

Moderator

  • President Bill Clinton, Founder, Clinton Foundation

Panelists

  • Dan Buettner, Author and National Geographic Fellow
  • Dr. Reginald J. Eadie, Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Medical Center
  • Dr. Ellen Meara, National Bureau of Economic Research Faculty Research Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor in Economics & Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, Dartmouth College
  • Dr. J. Craig Venter, Founder, Chairman and CEO, J. Craig Venter Institute

One-on-One Conversation

  • Donna E. Shalala, President, Clinton Foundation
  • Abby Wambach, World Cup and Olympic Champion


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Activation Sessions
Forum A: Decoding the How of Scaling Health Solutions
Valencia Ballroom 1/3

This interactive session will delve deeply into the process and practice of scaling solutions in public, private and philanthropic health ventures with an emphasis on the key principals and steps for successfully replicating and/or launching best-practice solutions. Speakers will share case studies and examples to prime the session attendees for a generative dialogue about what community involvement looks like at each step or stage of program scaling.

Moderator

  • Victoria Kumpuris Brown, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Panelists

  • James W. Dearing, Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Communications, Michigan State University
  • Jeffrey D. Selberg, MHA, Executive Director, Peterson Center on Healthcare

Forum B: Demystifying Digital Health
Valencia Ballroom 2/4

Few topics are more hyped in the health space than the utilization of technology to speed the adoption of health promoting behaviors or to help solve systemic health problems. The data tells us that technology utilization is increasing in all population segments and in all industry sectors and thus that digital technology has the potential to disrupt the way people receive and interact with health information. This panel session will address whether we are seeing the promise making its way into practice, why and why not, and where the opportunities for engagement from a broader range of stakeholders who have yet to understand when, how and what technology integration makes the most sense. The conversation will address the opportunities to use both traditional and non-traditional technology and data for public health interventions and serve to create a space where academics, technologists, data scientists, and public health professionals can come together to discuss ways the public health community can utilize the technology and data that most makes sense for their approach to improving health outcomes.

Moderator

  • Dr. Nate Gross, Co-founder, Rock Health and Doximity

Panelists

  • Sean Duffy, Founder, Omada Health
  • Christine Lemke, Chief Product Officer, Evidation Health
  • Dr. Anmol Madan, Founder, ginger.io
  • Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, Executive Director of Digital Health, Seattle Children’s Hospital

 

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM PST
Health Matters Concurrent Interactive Forums
Forum C: Reducing Health Disparities
Valencia Ballroom 1/3

According to the World Health Organization, “inequities in health, avoidable health inequalities, arise because of the circumstances in which people grow, live, work, and age, and the systems put in place to deal with illness. The conditions in which people live and die are, in turn, shaped by political, social, and economic forces.” We know that these resultant, complex health problems require complex solutions from beyond the purview of those only focused on health. Understanding how intricate, interdependent solutions can be used to address the social determinants of health to create health equity can enable the collaborative efforts required to address them. This session will focus on how to begin the conversation about health inequity and disparities, providing an understanding of how the social determinants of health model address calls for collective action and will examine the benefits and solutions to systems strengthening across communities to decrease health inequity and disparities.

Panelists

  • Dr. Ashaunta T. Anderson, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, Riverside
  • Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Executive Director of Public Health and Health Officer, City of Detroit
  • Dr. Leana Wen, Commissioner of Health, City of Baltimore


Forum D: Employee Health Improvement with a Focus on Families
Valencia Ballroom 2/4

Employers and employment are a key factor in the health of individuals. With regard to employers, their role in the health of their employees is shifting and providing them with an opportunity to address wellness issues through an integrated approach, allowing them to create environments where wellness is respected, accessible, and promoted. This session will provide a forum for community and corporate leaders to discuss the state of employee health improvement nationally and establish a shared understanding of critical and universal needs. They will be prompted to talk about individual opportunities within their organization where programmatic or policy based practice changes have increased reach and impact amongst the organization’s employee population. The panel will discuss and identify how other peer organizations can extend the influence of their leadership on this issue to targeted audiences, and elevate discourse and action on this issue to business across the nation. Additionally this panel discussion will highlight CHMI’s expanding portfolio of partnerships and programming in the space of military and veterans’ health. Building on our CEO Council on Creating a Culture of Health and on last year’s Town Hall, this session will focus on parental leave and the specialized needs of familial dependents of military personnel.

Panelists

  • Kathy Roth-Douqet, CEO, Blue Star Families
  • Jane Whitfield, CEO, PenFed Foundation
  • Dr. Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services Incorporated


3:30 PM – 5:00 PM PST
Closing Plenary: Communities as Centers of Health Innovation
Crystal Ballroom

Media Pre-set: 2:45 PM

Many factors influence health and well-being and research endorses that effective solutions begin with both a physical and figurative sense of community. Many entities and individuals in the community have a role to play in responding to community health needs so CHMI seeks to ensure that those entities can address needs and create health equity proactively rather than by default. CHMI works in regions disproportionately impacted by chronic disease to improve health outcomes and close gaps in health disparities using the collective impact model. By facilitating the community’s creation of a Blueprint for Action, it provides the basis for accountable community collaboration in monitoring overall health matters and in addressing specific health issues. This panel discussion will exemplify how communities and local organizations across the country, despite the national landscape, are driving the development and scale of solutions that are best suited to their local needs but that also hold promise for how other communities can improve health outcomes.

Moderator

  • Donna E. Shalala, President, Clinton Foundation

Panelists

  • Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, Executive Director, Minority Health for Cleveland Clinic
  • Linda Evans, Mayor, La Quinta, CA
  • Dr. Charles Modlin, Founder and Director, Minority Men’s Health Center of Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological Institute
  • Jeffrey D. Selberg, MHA, Executive Director, Peterson Center on Healthcare