Monday, January 6, 2014

Denise Austin To Appear At 2014 Health Matters Conference

Clintons bring Barbra Streisand and Rick Warren to Health Matters conference

Jan. 6, 2014 6:05 PM

Written by
Tatiana Sanchez
The Desert Sun

LA QUINTA — President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton will return to the Coachella Valley to host the third annual Health Matters conference Jan. 13-15 at the La Quinta Resort and Club. The Clintons will host a lineup of experts and celebrities that includes appearances by Barbra Streisand, Reverend Rick Warren, Montel Williams and Billy Blanks.

The conference features a series of health and wellness seminars and fitness events in an effort to promote healthier living in the Coachella Valley and beyond.

The conference, titled “Activating Wellness in Every Generation Conference,” will feature panels on the following topics:

• Health transformation, moderated by President Bill Clinton.

• Mental health and prescription drug abuse prevention, moderated by emergency room physician Dr. Travis Stork, Co-Host of “The Doctors.”

• Leveraging digital platforms to promote health, moderated by Chelsea Clinton.

• Strategies to close the great health divide in the U.S., moderated by Jenna Wolfe of the “Today Show.”

The conference will also introduce more than 30 new strategic partnerships within the initiative, according to the Clinton Foundation.

“There will be several major announcements in the health and wellness space from Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) strategic partners, including a commitment to help prevent prescription drug misuse by young people from the Jed Foundation, MTV, and Facebook, as well as an announcement from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation,” the Clinton Foundation said in a statement.

Other guests will include Janet Marguia, president and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, fitness expert Denise Austin, actor Wendell Pierce, Desert Regional Medical Center CEO Carolyn Caldwell and Notah Begay III, president of the NB3 Foundation.

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