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A highlight of Humana Challenge week in La Quinta, Calif., is the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Conference. The second annual conference, “Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation,” was held Tuesday, January 15.

The day started early with a frosty outdoor workout led by health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels. National and community leaders, health and well-being advocates, Olympic athletes and celebrities then gathered to lead discussions on topics such as “Health Transformation,” “Mental Health and Addiction,” and “Healthy Communities.”

In addition to President Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, participants included Humana Chairman of the Board Mike McCallister, Humana President and CEO Bruce Broussard, Humana well-being ambassador Gary Player, PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General, and Dr. Donald Berwick, former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

“Our goal, our dream, is lifelong well-being, and we hope you see it expressed in everything we are doing – both here and also at the tournament as a whole,” Broussard said during the conference.

Watch our video below to learn more about the day’s events, and visit the Clinton Foundation’s website to get more information about the conference, panelists and discussions.

Jillian Michaels leading workout
Health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels leads an early morning workout before participating in the 2013 “Health Matters: Activating Wellness In Every Generation” Conference.
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Gary Player, Humana’s well-being ambassador, participates in the “Living Healthy” panel at the 2013 “Health Matters: Activating Wellness In Every Generation” Conference.
Mike McCallister speaking to panel
Mike McCallister, Humana’s Chairman of the Board, participates in the 2013 “Health Matters: Activating Wellness In Every Generation” Conference with the William J. Clinton Foundation on January 15.
Bill Clinton speaking on panel
President Bill Clinton opens the second annual “Health Matters: Activating Wellness In Every Generation” Conference on Tuesday, January 15, in La Quinta, Calif.
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A partnership with national nonprofit Racing For Kids® gave Humana associates an opportunity to donate $10,000 to help sick children while experiencing the thrill of racing through downtown Louisville, Ky., in the back of an IndyCar.

“As a company we focus on a lot of important issues,” said Mike McCallister, Humana CEO and Chairman of the Board, as he kicked off the Dec. 11 fund-raising event. “One of them is health and well-being, and especially the education and health of children. We love this program. It moves around the country, visiting children’s hospitals, taking a little of their pain and distraction away from them in a really fun way.”

Humana hosted IndyCar drivers and two Indy-style racecars at a fund-raising event at Humana’s headquarters building in Louisville and asked associates to show their support for sick children. Within a few hours, associates had donated $10,000 to the program. Any associate who donated $100 was offered a ride around the block near Humana’s headquarters building in an IndyCar. Associates who gave $15 were invited to sit in an IndyCar parked in the Humana building lobby, and had their picture taken.

“Since 2004, the support of Humana and Mike McCallister has been critical to the success of Racing For Kids,” said Racing For Kids CEO Pat Wright. “I cannot over-emphasize that fact. There are thousands of hospitalized children who our drivers were able to visit and whose days we were able to brighten because of the support of Humana and The Humana Foundation.”

Founded in Detroit in 1989, Racing For Kids helps fund the health-care needs of children. Hospital visits form the heart of the program, with professional drivers visiting with sick youngsters, posing for pictures, signing autographs and handing out prizes. Drivers like Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Al Unser, Jr. have participated.

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In August 2011, Humana pledged to hire 1,000 military veterans and veterans’ spouses by late 2014. A year later, the company’s efforts are ahead of schedule. Since making its commitment, Humana has hired 677 former servicemen and servicewomen or their spouses in a wide variety of fields – from nursing to information technology to pharmacy and data analytics.

Humana recently reported on its progress in a letter to President Barack Obama. The letter details not only Humana’s efforts to hire and train military veterans and their spouses, but also the many ways Humana helps prepare veterans to re-enter the civilian workplace and support them once they get there. Read the letter here.

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