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A Revolution in Obesity Care: Employers Can Lead the Charge

2023 Future of Health Summit

A Revolution in Obesity Care: Employers Can Lead the Charge

Monday, November 6, 2023
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM EST
Salamander Washington DC - Gallery B

It’s time to explore new solutions to address our nation’s obesity epidemic, a condition that affects approximately 40 percent of US adults and about 20 percent of adolescents. As a chronic disease and known risk factor for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and many types of cancer, obesity impacts businesses through lost productivity and overwhelming health-care costs. There is growing recognition that employers should be part of the solution, given their direct impact on the workplace, employees, their families, and communities. In light of this, employers have an interest in investing in and implementing public health strategies that recognize obesity as a chronic disease, achieve whole person care, and address weight-based stigma. Panelists will explore effective, evidence-based models of employer-led obesity care and discuss innovative strategies to adopt these initiatives.

Tina Reed
Senior Health Care Reporter, Axios
Gregory Daniel
Vice President and Head of Global Public Policy, Eli Lilly and Company
Nadine Gracia
President and CEO, Trust for America's Health
Joseph Nadglowski
President and CEO, Obesity Action Coalition
Christa-Marie Singleton
Chief Medical Officer, US Office of Personnel Management
Julie Stich
Vice President, Content, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans