Wednesday, August 26, 2015
This September, the Chamber joins the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation in showcasing contributions to the city’s well-being and healthy lifestyles at the Oklahoma Health Center Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center, 741 N Phillips Ave.
The breakfast will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation and showcase the Foundation’s 23 member organizations, focusing on their involvement in research, healthcare, social services and educational initiatives around the state.
Speakers will include some of Oklahoma’s foremost voices in the health and medical communities: Dr. Dewayne Andrews, dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and vice president for health affairs at OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC); Dr. Jason Sanders, senior vice president and provost of OUHSC; Carl Edwards, chairman of the Presbyterian Health Foundation; and Dr. Stephen Prescott, president and CEO of Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. David Harlow, chair of Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, will moderate the panel discussion on how the foundation's organizations are making a positive impact on Oklahoma's future through research, healthcare, social services and education.
Seats may be purchased individually for $35. Corporate tables seating 10 are $600.
Health and wellness forum to address link between health and economy
For those who want to be part of the discussion about how a community's health can affect the economy and education, make plans to attend the "Better Health Through Economic Opportunity" forum on Sept. 10.
The U. S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is joining with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the Oklahoma City- County Health Department to host this community forum, which will feature Mayor Mick Cornett and national and local experts discussing impacts of health on the economy. The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Northeast Regional Health and Wellness Campus, 2600 NE 63rd St. A reception will follow.
Local business owners, public officials and community leaders will have the opportunity to hear an overview the alarming health statistics of Oklahoma City and about best practices that could be used to improve healthy living. The participants will also have the opportunity to begin developing priorities for organization seeking to implement a comprehensive culture of well-being.
For more information and a schedule, email Drew Dugan, the Chamber’s Vice President of Education and Workforce Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (405) 297-8940.