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February 2014

Webinar: “The Hidden Issues of Mental Health” by Ron Kessler

February 19, 2014

“Workplace Health: New voices, new directions” webinar series It’s time to bring clarity & evidence to the debate over how to make Health & Wellness work for employees and employers alike. These are specially designed to help corporate leaders and brokers working in health promotion and disease prevention gain clarity and understand the evidence that underpins a successful workplace health promotion program. “The Hidden Issues of Mental Health,” featuring Ron Kessler of Harvard University. The impact of clinical and subclinical mental health issues on healthcare…

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Health Promotion Forum: Empowering Change Through Policy

February 20, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Institute and the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) hosted a forum on February 20 to explore the challenges associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how to refine the health promotion message. The forum will consist of short presentations on how to address legislative and regulatory challenges associated with the ACA, followed by a brief panel discussion on refining the prevention message. During the panel discussion, audience members will have the opportunity…

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March 2014

Webinar: “What Makes an Effective Health Promotion Initiative” by Dr. Kevin Volpp

March 13, 2014

“Workplace Health: New voices, new directions” webinar series The Vitality Institute webinar series for wellness decision makers and influencers, features health experts from diverse disciplines and constituencies with clarity and evidence of the effect of poor health at the workplace. The  March 13, “What Makes an Effective Health Promotion Initiative” featured Dr. Kevin Volpp, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard David Institute. The event is available as an “on-demand” recording (it starts at 1min45s). Click…

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Vitality Institute Forum – Building Healthier Societies: Pioneer Perspectives

March 19, 2014

Co-hosted by the Institute, Georgia State University School of Public Health and Emory University Global Health Institute, this Forum explored how to develop healthy and physically engaged populations across the nation, using the Commission recommendations as a stimulus for discussion. Watch the webcast here.

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May 2014

Smoke & Mirrors – Derek Yach on E-Cigs and Looming Regulation

May 2, 2014

Join us for a conference call to discuss E-Cigarettes and their impact on the market. Our featured speaker Dr. Derek Yach will share his expertise on the subject and elaborate on his recent article in The Cornerstone Journal of Sustainable Finance “E-Cigarettes. A Positive Disruption to the Market and Health or a Distraction?”, in the context of the FDA’s latest proposal to ban the sale of e-cigs to anyone under the age of 18, while not restricting flavored products or…

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June 2014

Within Reach: An Action Plan for our Nation’s Health and Prosperity

June 18, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, New York City, NY United States + Google Map

After more than 12 months of research, outreach and consideration, we will present the recommendations of our Commission on Health Promotion and Prevention of Chronic Disease in Working-Age Americans, calling for action around investing in science, leadership, research funding, market forces, and the reporting of health metrics.

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CGI Americas 2014

June 23, 2014 - June 25, 2014
Unnamed Venue, Denver, CO United States + Google Map

In June of 2014, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton will host the fourth meeting of CGI America, an annual event focused on finding solutions that promote economic recovery in the United States. This working meeting will bring together leaders from the business, foundation, NGO, and government sectors to develop solutions for economic growth, long-term competitiveness, and social mobility. Since the first meeting in 2011, CGI America participants have made more than 300 commitments valued at more than $15.3 billion…

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July 2014


The Young Professionals Forum for Action on NCDs: The Impact of International Trade on Health

July 9, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Griffis Faculty Club, Weill Cornell Medical College, 521 East 68th Street
New York, 10065 United States
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We warmly invite you to join the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN) on Wednesday, July 9th in New York City for the Young Professionals Forum for Action on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), a discussion on international trade and health. The event will take place at Griffis Faculty Club, Weill Cornell Medical College (521 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065). In advance of the UN Review on NCDs, YP-CDN will bring together emerging leaders and foremost experts in the fields of health, law, and…

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August 2014

A New Social Covenant

August 29, 2014 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY AND THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM GLOBAL AGENDA COUNCIL ON VALUES HAVE ARRANGED A SERIES OF EVENTS TO INVESTIGATE HOW THE CONCEPT OF A SOCIAL COVENANT CAN MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF SOCIETY. The objective of this event, taking place just outside of Cape Town and co-organized by the World Economic Forum and Stellenbosch University, is to facilitate a discussion on how the concept of a Social Covenant can make a contribution to the improvement of society.…

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September 2014

Webinar Series 1: The Critical Role of the Workplace in Tackling NCDs in the US

September 10, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

WATCH WEBINAR SERIES 1 HERE. Webinar 1: The Critical Role of the Workplace in Tackling NCDs in the US, by Derek Yach & Katie Tyron Learning objectives - On completion of this webinar the participant should be able to: - Explain the importance of the Vitality Institute webinar series in helping the planning, design, management and evaluation of effective workplace health promotion programs - Describe the critical role of the workplace in the broader strategy to address the burden of non-communicable…

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