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Vitality institute launch may 21 summary

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Vitality institute launch may 21 summary

  1. 1. Vitality Institute LaunchNew York, NYMay 21, 2013
  2. 2. “With health promotion andprevention, there are notradeoffs—that’s what’sspecial about it. If you get itright, it’s good for business,it’s good for society, it’s goodfor individuals.”- Adrian GoreCEO of Discovery Ltd.Launch of the Vitality Institute
  3. 3. “Using data from the National Healthand Nutrition Examination surveys(NHANES), we found that, onaverage, Americans have a VitalityAge 5 years older than their actualages. For a quarter of Americans, thegap exceeds 8 years. “.“Corporate America has every incentive to invest in improving the health of employees,from reduction in healthcare costs through to a less absent, more productive, moreengaged workforce. The economics are persuasive and the cause is noble. “- Alan PollardCEO of The Vitality Group.Launch of the Vitality Institute
  4. 4. “The Vitality HealthyFoodprogram, offered in partnershipwith Wal-Mart, is the first nationalprogram where a major retailerand a major healthcareorganization has come together toincentivize individuals to be ableto eat better. We believe that thisprogram can help our memberslive healthier, longer lives.”- Beth BierbowerPresident, Employer GroupSegment, Humana Inc.Launch of the Vitality Institute
  5. 5. “The Vitality Institute is beingestablished to be a strong voice forevidence-based health promotionand disease prevention focused onchronic diseases and associatedrisks. And further to be aninnovator in building andoperationalizing health promotionand disease prevention programsso as to positively impact people’slives. “- Derek YachExecutive Director of theVitality InstituteLaunch of the Vitality Institute
  6. 6. The Vitality Institute is something we in government public health very much want tosucceed. If we are to succeed in reducing the rates of chronic diseases we’ll need allsectors of our society participating—local, state, and federal government, nonprofitorganizations, healthcare providers, insurers, and the private sector more broadly.There are many things we need to do and many players who need to do it. Massdiseases and mass exposures require mass remedies.- Thomas FarleyCommissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental HygieneLaunch of the Vitality Institute
  7. 7. “Healthy Living is a major initiativeof the World Economic Forum. Asa multi-stakeholder collaboration,we bring together business, thepublic sector, NGOs, civil society atlarge to determine what needs tobe done. We act as a catalyst, andwe hope that other organizationsthat have the legitimacy toimplement will take it from thereto make a difference.”- Jean Pierre RussoChairman World EconomicForum USALaunch of the Vitality Institute
  8. 8. “This is a project that the embassyof South Africa in the UnitedStates would like to embrace asone of the critical health elementsof our interactions with the UnitedStates. We said we’re in, and we’llbe supporting the whole program.This is our baby. We will work withThe Vitality Institute in the US tomake sure that it works.”- Nomonde XunduHealth Minister at the SouthAfrican Embassy to the UnitedStatesLaunch of the Vitality Institute
  9. 9. Ali Mokdad, Professor of Global Health at the Institute forHealth Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University ofWashingtonLaunch of the Vitality Institute
  10. 10. Ali Mokdad, IHME at University of WashingtonUnited States Leading Causes of Disability-Adjusted Life YearsLaunch of the Vitality Institute
  11. 11. “The first thing that’s getting cut in schoolsacross this nation is access to the funds fornutrition and physical activity. But it’s notjust about the risk of childhood obesity,malnutrition, prevention. It’s also theimpact that it has on the future workforce,on hiring, on the military, among other keycritical areas.”- Alexis GlickGENYOUth Foundation“Most of the memories you will recall back in the good old days involve playing andbeing outside: sports, biking, and other exercise. My fear is that in 30 years when an 11-year old asks me and my peers to close our eyes and remember our childhood, we willhave visions of video games, television, and texting.”Josh Miller, Fuel Up to Play 60 Student AmbassadorLaunch of the Vitality Institute
  12. 12. “The Vitality Commission will playa dynamic role in focusing ournation’s attention on the criticalimportance of long-terminvestment in health promotionand the prevention in chronicdiseases.”- Will Rosenzweig, ManagingPartner at Physic Ventures;Vitality Institute CommissionChairLaunch of the Vitality Institute
  13. 13. “Our workforce is our most competitive advantage.Ninety percent of our companies in Colorado have fewerthan 20 employees and they employ one-half of ourworkforce. We make sure that employers understandthat they can have as high as 25% increase inproductivity from folks who are healthy, who aren’tcalling in sick, who don’t need more time off, who aren’tslowing down in the afternoon.”“It is our quality of life that attracts a healthy workforce.If we can provide them a quality of life and an activelifestyle that allows them to maintain that health, we’llcontinue to be one of the top economic drivers in thecountry.”- Kelly J. Brough,President and CEO Denver Metro Chamberof CommerceLaunch of the Vitality Institute
  14. 14. “Rising health care costs are theprimary driver of our national debt,and that is in large part due to ourchronic disease epidemic.”“The Vitality Institute helps advancethe case for more and betterinvestment in successful strategiesthat serve two critically important andinterconnected goals: improvinghealth and cutting costs.”- Senator William H. Frist, MD,Bipartisan Policy CenterLaunch of the Vitality Institute
  15. 15. “We need innovations desperately, we all know that. Innovative public-privatepartnerships can really drive things forward. We have an opportunity in thescientific world to do innovations that could be transformational at a levelthat’s really unprecedented. But we have a lot of work to do because thecommunities and the scientific world to study those haven’t until now beenworking together.”- Ellis RubinsteinPresident and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences“We believe that the most powerful and valuable role of IT in this era of chronicdisease and frugality lies not in electronic health records or health informationexchanges, but in enabling healthier behaviors and cost-effective choices at theconsumer level, and enabling healthier environments at the community level atthe lowest cost possible, and in this decade, because we can’t afford to waitanother decade.”“In the US Health and Life Sciences Division of Microsoft, we’ve committedourselves to an audacious vision and mission to collaborate and innovate withindustry, academic, and government leaders and consumers to transformhealthcare from the economic threat that it is now into an advantage.”- Dennis Schmuland, Chief Health Strategy Officer, US Health andLife Science (HLS) Division, MicrosoftLaunch of the Vitality Institute
  16. 16. Launch of the Vitality Institute“Behavioral economics has the potential to transform health interventions by leveraging important learnings aboutdecisions errors that make people predictably irrational to design more effective approaches to helping people gethealthier”- Kevin VolppDirector of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute (LDI CHIBE);Co-Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Innovation; Professor of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaSchool of Medicine and Health Care Management at the Wharton School“Core to the work that the Clinton Foundation does, whether it be on climate or economic development or publichealth, are public-private partnerships.””One of our best-known public-private partnerships has been with beverage companies – PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Dr.Pepper, Snapple, and the American Beverage Association. In 2006, we forged a voluntary agreement to remove allfull-calorie soft drinks from schools across the United States...That agreement has led to a 90% reduction inbeverage calories shipped to schools. We’ve seen the needle really shift in that market and a transformation in thelandscape of what’s available in schools across the country.”- Ginny EhrlichCEO of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative