Events

Obesity Awareness News Conference

Join former Governor of Wisconsin and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson and Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health, James K. Haveman for a news conference on obesity awareness:

Wednesday, June 18 2014
Michigan Capitol Building,

110 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Speakers Library (Third Floor, at the end of the West Corridor)

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Gov. Thompson will tour the state of Michigan on June 18, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the American Medical Association’s important decision to formally recognize obesity as a disease. Gov. Thompson wants to raise awareness about the obesity and the need to use all of the tools necessary to fight this epidemic. Treating obesity early is much less expensive than treating many obesity-related chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and could lower the overall cost of health care.

Director Haveman will be speaking on the obesity epidemic in Michigan and sharing his plans, vision and goals for our state. He will also promote the Michigan Health and Wellness, 4 X 4 plan, a tool designed to assist Michiganders in their quest to adopt health as a personal core value and adopt a more fit and healthy lifestyle. Governor Rick Snyder helped shape the State’s vision during his Health and Wellness Message:
Our vision is for Michiganders to be healthy, productive individuals, living in communities that support health and wellness, with ready access to an affordable, person-centered, and community-based system of care.

Obesity Awareness News Conference