Building Healthy Academic Communities across the U.S. to Prevent & Manage Chronic Conditions: A Panel Discussion

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 24th, 2015.  1:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET
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Nearly 2,200 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease. One in four has a mental health problem, yet less than 25 percent receive treatment. One in three will have diabetes by 2050. Of every dollar spent on health care in the U.S., more than 75 cents is used to treat chronic disease. About 80 percent of heart disease, strokes and type 2 diabetes could be prevented through simple lifestyle changes. The health of our country is in crisis.

Join our expert panel for a free webinar discussion of solutions to combat the number one cause of death, disability and rising health care costs: chronic disease.
Expert Panel

  • Dr. William H. Dietz, Director, STOP Obesity Alliance; Director, Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington university
  • Dr. Terry Fulmer, University Distinguished Professor and Dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University; Incoming President, The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, University Chief Wellness Officer, The Ohio State University; Founder and President, National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities
  • Dr. Catherine M. Stoney, Program Director, Prevention and Population Sciences Program, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Dr. Kenneth Thorpe (moderator), Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
  • Dr. Sarah Van Orman, President, American College Health Association; Executive Director, University Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • Dr. Janet Wright, Executive Director, Million Hearts® initiative, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

For questions or comments, please contact:
Laurel Van Dromme, chief of strategic partnerships, The Ohio State University College of Nursing or (614) 929-4461
Candace DeMatteis, Policy Director, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease or (703) 929-3706