The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, today announced the launch of the Health Means Business Champions Network. This first-of-its-kind initiative provides businesses and community stakeholders with the tools needed to take action and become leaders in a movement for a healthier America.
According to the Senior Vice President for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Marc DeCourcey, America’s long-term competitiveness relies on better health for its citizens and the Chamber of Commerce is willing to foster business engagement in building community wellness through the Health Means Business Champion Network. The Chamber of Commerce also hopes that businesses of all sizes will get involved and take the Wellness Pledge to help lead America toward a healthier future.
The Champions Network will provide various tools and practical resources that enable businesses, chambers of commerce, and community stakeholders to become health champions. These tools include the Wellness Pledge, Peer-to-Peer Sharing, Online Resource Center, Learning Modules and Fast Tracks.
Marjorie Paloma, the Director and Senior Program Officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation said that “The Champions Network is an important tool for engaging American businesses and their community partners to take action and invest in corporate and community health.”
The Health Means Business Champions Network and its role as a leader in the growing wellness movement will be the centrepiece of a Health Means Business panel discussion during the U.S. Chamber’s annual America’s Small Business Summit, which will take place June 13-15, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
There will also be a Health Means Business breakout panel will take place on Tuesday, June 14.