Georgia State to Co-Host Vitality Institute’s Forum on Health Promotion and Prevention

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The Georgia State University School of Public Health, in collaboration with Emory University, will host the Vitality Institute’s Atlanta Forum “Building Healthier Societies: Pioneering Perspectives” on Wednesday, March 19.

The Georgia State University School of Public Health, in collaboration with Emory University, will host the Vitality Institute’s Atlanta Forum “Building Healthier Societies: Pioneering Perspectives” on Wednesday, March 19.

Founded last year by Discovery— the world's top nonfiction media company—to promote wellness, the Vitality Institute has introduced a Commission on Health Promotion and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases in Working Age Americans. A who’s who of healthcare leaders, the commission aims to place prevention at the center of healthcare in the U.S.

Atlanta is the fourth city to host the commission. The Forum will bring together public and private sector experts and observers interested in promoting health and preventing disease nationally. The focus will be on strategies and approaches aimed at reducing major risks related to unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, tobacco use, alcohol abuse, drug adherence and mental health.

Guest speakers include School of Public Health Dean and tobacco expert Michael Eriksen, Associate Dean and childhood obesity expert Rodney Lyn, along with Rhona Appelbaum of Coca-Cola, Paul Morris of Atlanta Beltline, Ursula Bauer of the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Rob Schreiner of Kaiser Permanente, as well as several other leading researchers, thinkers and change-makers in health promotion.

View the agenda and the full list of speakers.

EVENT: Building Healthier Societies: Pioneering Perspectives

WHEN: Wednesday, March 19, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

WHERE:     
Georgia State University
Centennial Hall
100 Auburn Ave.

MEDIA: The event is free but media should register online. Executive Director of Vitality Derek Yach and School of Public Health Dean Michael Eriksen will be available for interviews.

CONTACT:    

Pre-event:
Cary Conway – 972.731.9242 or cary(at)onwaycommunication(dot)com

On-site:
Elle Alexander, Vitality Institute – 202.256.3902 or ealexander(at)gsu(dot)edu
Chayna Morris, Georgia State University – 404.734.6026 or cmorris21(at)gsu(dot)edu

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