(OMAHA, NE) The 2014 Omaha Health Summit is scheduled for Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Omaha Hilton on 10th and Cass in downtown Omaha. Presented by Live Well Omaha and the Wellness Council of the Midlands (WELCOM), this year’s conference hosts important conversations about community health and wellness in workplace culture around the theme “Achieving Healthier Futures.”
“Last year we released the Community Health Improvement Plan [CHIP], which explained where we are in terms of community health,” said Rebecca Vinton Dorn, WELCOM executive director. “This summit we’ll outline the course we need to take to make Omaha a healthier city for years to come.”
The CHIP is a major new initiative to improve the health of Douglas County residents. The three year plan, which addresses access to health services, obesity and nutrition, behavioral health across the lifespan, and violence safety and injury in children and adolescents, has several ambitious objectives and goals. To reach these goals, community organizations are leading activities for the CHIP.
“There is more reason than ever to create a community-wide movement and investment in creating a new definition of health,” said Anne Meysenburg, executive director for Live Well Omaha. “Omaha is becoming a transformational community – and we’re looking for individuals and organizations to join us in the conversation and work.”
The summit is attended by decision makers from government, business, health institutions, and community based organizations, who participate in strategic dialogue about how to continue to move the dial on community and corporate health.
Keynote speakers include:
- Bradley Kreit
Program Co-Director, Health Horizons and Global Food Outlook
- Ernie P. Goss, Ph.D.
Jack A. MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics, Professor of Economics
Economics and Finance – Creighton University
Member (LiveWell Omaha or WELCOM) – $125.00
Government, Education, Non-Profit & Small Business (Less than 50 employees) – $89.00
Non-Member – $150.00
Student – $50.00
Luncheon – $40.00
For more information or to register, visit www.OmahaHealthSummit.com