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  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Healthy10 Awards.


About the Healthy10 Awards

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, we care about the health and wellness of American communities. The businesses in our network know that to have economic growth, they need healthy employees and healthy consumers.

The Health Means Business's ‘Healthy10 Awards’ were created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a way to honor ten outstanding, innovative partnerships/initiatives involving cross-sector collaborations between local businesses and traditional and non-traditional partners to improve community wellness through greater economic opportunity. These awards also honor innovative businesses that are supporting the health of their consumers and communities within their core business models and missions.

The Healthy10 Awards will be presented during the 2017 Health Means Business National Summit. By showcasing the important role businesses play in community wellness, as well as groups that are “doing it right,” the business community will be encouraged to play a greater role in addressing the health challenges facing communities nationwide. Learn more about the Health Means Business campaign.

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  • These three simple steps could make your community a healthier place. Read more
  • In Cleveland, Ohio, this passion for creating change was demonstrated by the CEO of the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers when he became the first to take the Health Means Business Wellness Pledge. Read more
  • Fort Worth is putting its best foot forward in the community health movement, and we love what we're seeing! Read more
  • As Target's corporate citizenship strategy shifts to focus on wellness, company develops new partnerships. Read more
  • Our community, which has struggled so much, needs all the talent it can get. In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.” –NBA Superstar LeBron James and member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, in “Open Letter to Cleveland,” Sports Illustrated (July 11, 2014). Read more
  • How do you ignite change? How about a call to action – which is exactly what happened in Atlanta on September 15, 2016. Read more
  • A Health Means Business Super Champion shares how she's looking at the nexus of business and community health. Read more
  • The Los Angeles forum adds fuel to Health Means Business Movement. Read more
  • Where you work has never been more important. It can affect your health and your productivity. Delos, pioneer in “Wellness Real Estate” offers innovative solutions for the built environment. Read more
  • How is health talked about and promoted in the C-Suite? See our Q & A with Mike Gordon, President of Business Operations for the Chicago Wolves. Read more

This program would not be possible without the generous support of companies and organizations. Please contact Rebecca Mousseau at RMousseau@uschamber.com to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

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  • "Businesses understand that healthy communities are vital for long-term growth and competitiveness. We are delighted to partner with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and bring to light the important role businesses play in community wellness."
    commentsSuzanne Clark
    Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • "I was pleased to participate in the Health Means Business forum and have the opportunity to speak about a cause that aligns so closely with our own organizational health and wellness initiatives that include creating health-focused programs for youth in our community. We are proud to take the Health Means Business Wellness Pledge and encourage everyone in Cleveland to join this growing national movement. Take the pledge and join the cause!"
    commentsLen Komoroski
    Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena CEO
  • "As Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, my top priority was to protect the health of all Americans and provide essential human services, especially for those least able to help themselves. I congratulate the Health Means Business campaign on their recent successes and join in the call to become health care champions. Our country must be healthy to compete in the global marketplace. I commend the U.S. Chamber Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on their leadership and urge all citizens to take the pledge toward greater health and wellness."
    commentsThe Honorable Tommy G. Thompson
    Former HHS Secretary and Former National Governors Association Chairman
  • "There's a strong business case to be made for advancing the issue of health. Not only can employers be role models for healthy living, but the role that companies play outside of the workplace is essential to America’s long term competitiveness, how we address the issue of economic inequity and ultimately end persistent poverty. I applaud the U.S. Chamber Foundation for showcasing how businesses can lead this growing movement that empowers people above all. I urge all businesses, large and small, to take the Health Means Business Wellness pledge and become a champion in their own community."
    commentsSteve Forbes
    Chairman and Editor-In-Chief Forbes Media
  • "Our communities depend on our service members to be in the best mental and physical health when we are called upon to serve. Readiness is our highest priority and health and fitness are the biggest challenges to readiness, and that is why fitness and exercise are integral elements of our lives as Soldiers and Airmen. We are always looking to enhance resources for our Guardsmen to stay in the best shape possible to serve our states and nation."
    commentsMajor General Courtney P. Carr
    The Adjutant General of Indiana
  • "The reality is that health is an important issue –to our families, to our businesses, and our economy. Each one of us has to also realize that our health often is in our own hands. I commend the Health Means Business Campaign for launching its national Champions Network and I encourage businesses and individuals in my state to become involved by taking the Wellness Pledge."
    commentsThe Honorable Mary Fallin
    Governor of Oklahoma
  • "Communities have an incredible opportunity to make an impact on the lives of their citizens, employees and future leaders by prioritizing health. In Fort Worth, we are taking the Health Means Business Wellness Pledge because we know that a healthy city is a stronger, more productive and competitive environment. Plus, when you get down to it, there is a critical link between the health of our citizens and our ability to compete in the global workforce."
    commentsMayor Betsy Price
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • "Chronic diseases such as depression, diabetes, hypertension and obesity can lead to a decline in the overall health of employees in a workplace, contribute to an increase in health-related expenses for employers and employees, and lead to lower productivity and/or days of work missed. There is a huge role for businesses to play in the reduction of all of these debilitating, yet often preventable diseases. We commend the U.S. Chamber Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for harnessing the power of America's businesses to think outside the box toward low-cost, high impact solutions to improve the health of all Americans."
    commentsJohn Auerbach, MBA
    Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • "Indiana’s continued business success will only be possible with a widespread embrace of a culture of wellness. Living the wellness pledge and encouraging thousands of others to do the same is an integral part of our pro-economy, pro-jobs mission."
    commentsChuck Gillespie
    Executive Director, Wellness Council of Indiana
  • "The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce was honored to host the first Health Means Business forum – and we're excited to be among the first to take the Health Means Business Wellness Pledge! Employers are in a strong position to have a meaningful impact on the health of America's workforce. The Health Means Business movement takes this even further by building awareness of the critical link between a strong educational system, a built environment that inspires health and increases access, smart workforce planning, our health and wellness community and the broad business community."
    commentsKelly Brough
    President and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • "Making Northeast Ohio a healthier place filled with healthier people would be a monumental achievement that would benefit everyone, today and for generations to come. So our institutions and individuals all have a shared cause and a stake in success. This community has trusted University Hospitals as a health care leader for 150 years. So it stands to reason that UH should provide leadership as we all work together toward a community of health for the future. We join with the Health Means Business team in taking the Wellness Pledge – and will encourage our community to join this growing national movement."
    commentsThomas F. Zenty III
    CEO, University Hospitals / Cleveland, Ohio
  • "A healthy workforce is a sustainable workforce. If the U.S. Chamber of Commerce can help set the agenda and businesses hear the message over and over, that will help keep state and local businesses at the table to continue moving the needle. A national network of businesses championing community health is a strong step in the right direction."
    commentsJim Reynolds
    CEO, Total Comfort Solutions and Founding Member of the Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina
  • "Corporate social responsibility is not just for the Fortune 500. Businesses of all sizes can make a dramatic impact on the well-being of their communities. Our philosophy is simple, if our customers Do Well, our company will Do Well, which makes our employees Do Well. We are passionate about our community, and we set the example for the change we want to see in Memphis. We are excited about this initiative from the U.S. Chamber Foundation and look forward to participating in the Health Means Business Champion Network."
    commentsDuncan Williams
    President, Duncan-Williams, Inc.
  • "GSK’s mission is to help people do more, feel better, and live longer. To live our mission, we must go outside the doctor’s office and address health challenges where they start – in our communities. Through our GSK IMPACT Awards and Grants, and together with the Health Means Business Campaign and the Health Champions Network – welcome initiatives of the US Chamber Foundation – we want to engage more businesses of all sizes in the important work of building healthier communities."
    commentsKatie Loovis
    Director, Corporate Responsibility, GSK
  • "People often say health is wealth and I agree. It is critical for our workforce to strive toward a culture of health, where healthy living is celebrated and encouraged. A healthy lifestyle does not stop when an employee comes to work on Monday morning or leaves on Friday for the weekend. As Indiana State Health Commissioner, I work every day to help create the environment where the healthy choice is the easy choice. I’m proud to take the Health Means Business Wellness Pledge."
    commentsJerome Adams
    MD, MPH, Indiana State Health Commissioner
  • "I am so pleased to join the Health Means Business Champions Network and take the pledge to help the business community build community support for families facing the chronic and life-threatening conditions of a child. By going beyond normal workplace practices, the business community will have a long-lasting positive impact on the ongoing life of the family. It will also impact the workplace in a positive way by maintaining employees who might otherwise have to quit their job to help provide care for a young child, thus further strengthening the family and their community. I commend the U.S. Chamber Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson for their insight and look forward to becoming involved."
    commentsAnn Armstrong-Dailey
    Founding Director, Children’s Hospice International
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