Hartford, CT (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
The Connecticut Health Council, an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a national center of health excellence and to improve health care and wellness, is pleased to host ‘A Weighty Issue: America’s Unhealthy Relationship with Food and the Impact on Our Economy, Health and National Security’ on Friday, February 21st from 7:30-9:30a.m. at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford. Moderated by author and media personality Diane Smith, this engaging panel presentation will feature Marlene Schwartz, Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University; Dr. Garth Graham, President, Aetna Foundation, and former deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health; and Donna Laliberte O’Shea, MD, MBA, Medical Director for UnitedHealthcare’s Healthier Lives Model of Care.
“The impact of unhealthy habits is felt by employees, employers, insurers and the broader community,” said Oz Griebel, President and CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance, which provides the operational support for the Council. “We are delighted to convene leading health, wellness and policy experts for this dialogue and look forward to an informative conversation.”
The Connecticut Health Council’s programming is designed to link the network of professionals across various components of the health sector, thereby increasing the number of people promoting the State’s significant inventory of health assets and resources.
‘A Weighty Issue: America’s Unhealthy Relationship with Food and the Impact on Our Economy, Health and National Security’ is hosted by the Connecticut Health Council with Aetna as the event sponsor and CT1 Media as the Media Sponsor.
Tickets for ‘A Weighty Issue: America’s Unhealthy Relationship with Food and the Impact on Our Economy, Health and National Security’ are $25/per person for Founding Partners and $50/per person for non-members. To learn more and to register, visit: http://www.cthealthcouncil.com.
About the Connecticut Health Council
The Connecticut Health Council, is an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a premier center for the development of businesses, initiatives, and technology that improve health care and wellness both nationally and in the State. Representing health organizations from across the state, the Council strives to highlight the power of the state's health sector and support its continued growth and advancement. By fostering collaboration among health organizations and providing high-quality educational programming, the Connecticut Health Council will strengthen the connections between members of the sector and help showcase the health assets and resources across Connecticut. To learn more, visit: http://www.cthealthcouncil.com.