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).
CHMI -- launched by the William J. Clinton Foundation -- will seek to reduce health disparities related to:
- Income levels; and
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