The Greater Flint Health Coalition’s 2011 (15th) Annual Meeting of the Members will take place Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Riverfront Banquet Center in downtown Flint. Dee Edington, Ph.D. will serve as Keynote Speaker on the topic of “Population Health as a Serious Business Strategy in the 21st Century.” In addition to the feature keynote address by Dr. Edington, annual GFHC business will be conducted in accordance with GFHC bylaws. A reception will take place immediately following the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.
In celebration of the GFHC’s 15th year, this public annual meeting will be open to all GFHC members, partners, and friends, as well as interested community members. Attendance is free with a RSVP submitted before December 7, 2011. RSVPs can be submitted directly to the GFHC by telephone at (810) 232-2228 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions, please contact Jill Dempsey at the Greater Flint Health Coalition.
Keynote Speaker Biography: Dee W. Edington, Ph.D. is the Director of the Health Management Research Center at the University of Michigan and renowned author of “ZERO TRENDS: Health as a Serious Economic Strategy.” Trained in mathematics, kinesiology, and biochemistry, Dr. Edington received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University and completed his M.S. at Florida State University. He taught at the University of Massachusetts before coming to Michigan in 1976. Dr. Edington is the author or co-author of over 500 articles, presentations, and several books, including Biology of Physical Activity, Biological Awareness, Frontiers of Exercise Biology, The One Minute Manager Gets Fit and the 2nd edition, The One Minute Manager Balances Work and Life. Dr. Edington’s teaching and research focus on the relationship between healthy lifestyles, vitality, and quality of life, as they benefit both individuals and organizations. He is specifically interested in how individual health promotion, worksite wellness activities, and programs within organizations impact health care cost containment, productivity, and human resource development. Dr. Edington and the Health Management Research Center studies the precursors to disease and vitality and serves as an innovative, world-class leader in driving towards information-driven decision making in the evolving new health care environment.