SOURCE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

April 04, 2016 12:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Chamber Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Convene Cleveland Leaders for "Health Means Business" Forum

Event to Focus on How Local, Regional Businesses Can Promote Healthy Practices

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - April 04, 2016) -  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), in conjunction with the Greater Cleveland Partnership, University Hospitals, the Health Action Council, the Global Center for Health Innovation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will host the 7th regional forum of the "Health Means Business" campaign in Cleveland, Ohio.

The "Health Means Business" campaign seeks to engage local and regional businesses to empower healthier individuals and communities through the areas of education, employment, and increased income. The Cleveland forum will focus on how business and community leaders can promote better health through economic opportunity.

Prior forum locations include Denver, Colo.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Orlando, Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Indianapolis, Ind., among others.

The Honorable Frank G. Jackson , Mayor of Cleveland
The Honorable Michael Summers, Mayor of Lakewood
Armond Budish, Cuyahoga County Executive
Paul Bakus, President of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé - Co-Keynote Speaker
John Carmichael
, President, Pizza and Snacking Division, Nestlé - Co-Keynote Speaker
David Krol
, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Dr. Jeff Lundy, Director, Health & Wellness Program, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Len Komoroski, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Cavaliers
Amy Rohling McGee, President, Health Policy Institute of Ohio
Joseph D. Roman, President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership
Thomas F. Zenty, III, Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals

A complete list of speakers and an agenda are available here.  

Cleveland "Health Means Business" Forum

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

A tour of the Global Center for media and forum attendees will take place from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Global Center for Health Innovation
1 St. Clair Avenue, NE
Grand Ballroom A
Cleveland, OH 44114

Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Please register via email to or, or contact Paula Darte by phone at (216) 870-6323.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. @USChamber

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