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National Leaders Join the Fight Against Obesity at Addressing Obesity in America Conference

Elected Officials, Healthcare Experts and Diverse Communities Confront Prevalent Chronic DiseaseAddressing Obesity in AmericaWatch the live webcast - starting at 8:45am PDT (11:45 EDT)October 22, 2013.WHATA diverse group of healthcare experts, policy makers and community advocates is coming together on October 22 at the Addressing Obesity in America conference. This event will address a national priority, improving health outcomes and advancing cost-saving solutions focused on better managing and preventing obesity and related chronic diseases. The program will feature several local, state and national leaders working to educate the public about obesity and highlight solutions for individuals and communities.The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is made up of hundreds of patient, provider, business & labor groups, and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of the leading cause of death, disability and rising health care costs: chronic disease.WHO

  • California State Senator Alex Padilla
  • Tommy G. Thompson, Former U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary and Wisconsin Governor John J. Castellani, President & CEO, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
  • Ken Thorpe, Ph.D., Chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
  • Kim Belshé, Executive Director for First 5 LA and Board Member of Covered California
  • Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Dr. Ken Fujioka, Scripps Clinic, Dept. of Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Dr. Xavier Morales, Executive Director, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California
  • Marion Standish, Senior Advisor to the Office of the President, California Endowment
  • Dr. Eric Walsh, Director of Public Health/Health Officer, City of Pasadena

Participating GroupsAmerican Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, California Bio-Pharma Labor Management Association, California Biotechnology Foundation, California Endowment, Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, Latino Diabetes Association, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, NAACP - California State Conference, National Council of Negro Women Inc., National Health Foundation, Obesity Action Coalition, PhRMA and many more.WHATAddressing Obesity in America Conference Tuesday, October 22, 20138:45 a.m.WHERE Los Angeles Athletic Club Centennial Ballroom, 3rd Floor431 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014