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Nevada obesity prevention and management health care summit announced for September

By ThisIsReno

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The Nevada Health Care Coalition (NHCC) and the Health Services Coalition (HSC) are pleased to announce “Obesity Prevention and Management: A Community Approach,” health care summit to be held on September 29, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV.

This will be the first statewide employer/labor trust healthcare educational summit to address the challenges of obesity in Nevada. Attendees will hear national, state and local leaders discuss the obesity epidemic while offering thoughtful solutions. We will explore community action plans for obesity prevention and management.

Featured speakers and panelists include: Gus P. Georgiadis, President of Triad USA; Reed Tuckson, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs, UnitedHealth Group; Sarah Nitta, Biggest Loser—Season 11; Tracey Green, M.D., State Health Officer; Erin Dixon, Washoe County District Health; Nicole Williams Bungum, Southern Nevada Health District; and Jerry Reeves, M.D., Health Innovations, LLC.

The summit will be open to the public with registration fees ranging from $99 for NHCC and HSC members to $199 for non-members prior to September 9, 2011. After September 9, all attendee registrations will be $295. Sponsorship and exhibit opportunities are also available. For more information or to register for the summit, go to www.nhccreno.org or call 775-329-8007.

ABOUT HEALTH SERVICES COALTION

Health Services Coalition is Nevada’s largest health care consumer advocacy group with more than 270,000 members represented by 23 employer and union health funds dedicated to improving the quality, affordability and accessibility of health care in Southern Nevada. Members include MGM Resorts International, Boyd Gaming, Caesars Entertainment, Culinary Health Fund, NV Energy, City of Las Vegas, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Health and Welfare Trust, Clark County and Las Vegas Firefighters, IBEW 357 and Wynn Resorts. For more information about the Health Services Coalition, its members, “Better:” and southern Nevada health care statistics please visit www.lvhsc.org and www.BetterCareNow.org.

ABOUT NEVADA HEALTH CARE COALITION

The Nevada Health Care Coalition is a non-profit corporation dedicated to improving health care quality and providing cost-effective health care solutions for the mutual benefit of employers, employees and families, and the community at large. Membership is open to those employers who self-fund employee group health benefit programs and wish to participate in employer coalition-sponsored health education, wellness, and provider purchasing initiatives in northern

 

 

 

Nevada. Members include Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Baldini’s Sports Casino, Carson-Tahoe Regional Healthcare, Carson Nugget, Carson Valley Inn, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Club Cal-Neva, Diocese of Reno, IGT, John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Lakeside Inn and Casino, NV Energy, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, Scolari’s Food & Drug Company, Washoe County and Washoe County School District. For more information about the Nevada Health Care Coalition, please visit www.nhccreno.org.