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MBGH CEO Culture of Health Initiative Receives National Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 16, 2016

Contact: Bailey Jacobs, U.S. Chamber Foundation, 202-463-57              

Memphis Business Group on Health Named a Winner of the Inaugural Health Means Business Healthy10 Awards  

February 16, 2017—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Health Means Business campaign named Memphis Business Group on Health one of the 10 winners of the inaugural Healthy 10 Awards, in the category of workforce health.

Cristie Upshaw Travis, MBGH CEO, and Claire Revels Shapiro, Director of Human Resources at Rhodes College and President of the MBGH Board of Directos, accepted the award. "MBGH accepts this award on behalf of the 64 employers that are creating cultures of health at the workplace and changing what it means to work in Memphis. This initiative, which also supports Healthy Shelby and Healthier Tennessee, results in health for our employees, success for our organizations, and, through our collective action, economic development for Memphis" said Travis in a pre-taped acceptance speech. Shapiro was at the awards ceremony to accept on behalf of MBGH.

The Health Means Business ‘Healthy10 Awards’ were created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a way to honor ten outstanding business-led initiatives or cross-sector collaborations between local businesses and traditional and non-traditional partners to improve community wellness and access to economic opportunity. 

"The Memphis Business Group on Health’s CEO Culture of Health initiative helps empower business leaders to be health champions,” said Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “Business leadership is vital to creating a culture of health and it’s an honor to recognize this program."

The Chamber Foundation announced the winners of the Healthy10 Awards on February 16 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the awards program here.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

The U.S .Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

Posted by Cristie Travis at 3:00 PM

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