Coachella Valley Leaders To Partner With Clinton Health Initiative Staff

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On Thursday, Coachella Valley leaders will meet with representatives of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative to discuss strategies for improving health in the region, HealthyCal reports (Potter, HealthyCal, 12/5).

Initiative Details

CHMI -- launched by the William J. Clinton Foundation -- will seek to reduce health disparities related to:

  • Education;
  • Income levels; and
  • Race.

In addition, it will aim to reduce preventable diseases.

The initiative will operate in different regions across the U.S.

Several corporate partners in various regions -- including General Electric, Tenet Healthcare and Verizon -- will launch or extend wellness-related programs, such as:

  • Farmers' markets;
  • No-cost exercise classes;
  • Smoking cessation programs; and
  • Walking groups (California Healthline, 11/14).

Details of Coachella Valley Meeting

The meeting on Thursday will be attended by:

  • CHMI staff;
  • Local health care advocates; and
  • Community representatives from schools, not-for-profits and businesses.
Attendees will assess the region's health care needs and work to develop goals to accomplish within the next five to seven years (HealthyCal, 12/5).

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