U.S. Surgeon General to Speak at Capitol Hill Forum on New Approaches, Best Practices in Fight Against Obesity

vivek-murphyDr. Vivek H. Murthy, the Surgeon General of the United States, will spotlight a Capitol Hill briefing on progress being made in both the public and private sectors in the nation’s battle against obesity.  The event, “Healthcare’s Heavyweight Battle: How American Can Win the Fight Against Obesity” will take place Thursday, April 16 and is being hosted by the Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of chief executives from companies and organizations representing all health sectors.

The briefing will take place at the Columbus Room in Union Station in Washington, DC from noon to 2 p.m. on April 16.

At the briefing, experts from innovative healthcare companies including Weight Watchers, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Cleveland Clinic and Health Care Services Corporation will discuss best practices in combating obesity and the chronic illnesses associated with it. There will also be a focus on successful approaches to improving population health taking place at venues throughout the country.

The briefing is open to the media. To RSVP, contact Kelly Fernandez at 202-449-3452 or kfernandez@hlc.org.