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Graziadio School Hosts Fourth Annual Healthcare Forum

An increasing number of employers are embracing the idea of at-work wellness programs to encourage healthier behaviors among employees. On Thursday, May 30, an expert panel comprised of professionals from Kaiser Permanente, The Coca-Cola Company, Yamaha Music & Wellness Institute, and the RAND Corporation will analyze corporate wellness programs at the 4th Annual Pepperdine University Healthcare Forum. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, Calif. 

Presented by Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management, in partnership with the RAND Corporation, the panel will discuss how organizations are choosing to support healthy behavior in the workplace, invest in education and outreach to promote healthy living in their communities, address such social epidemic issues as obesity and heart disease, and whether such wellness programs deliver on their promised value of improving employee health outcomes and reducing employer healthcare costs.

Joining the discussion will be Roger Benton, Program Manager, Healthy Workforce at Kaiser Permanente; Todd Cunningham, Human Resources Director, West Region,The Coca-Cola Company; C. Terry Lewis, Chairman of the Board, Yamaha Music & Wellness Institute;  and Karen Chan Osilla, Behavioral Scientist, RAND Corporation.

From Pepperdine, Gary Mangiofico, associate dean, Fully Employed and Executive Programs and Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management at the business school, will serve as moderator.

To pre-register (required) for the 4th Annual Pepperdine University Healthcare Forum, visit the Graziadio School Web site.

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