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Key Stakeholders United for Healthcare Transformation

As we find ourselves in the midst of a seismic shift in healthcare, transitioning from a fee-for-service to a value and outcome-based healthcare delivery model, there’s growing recognition that lifestyle medicine is the solution: it can deliver exceptional value and dramatically improved outcomes.

ACLM is convening individuals and organizations recognized as members of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Corporate Roundtable. These foresighted leaders understand what’s at stake if we fail to unite and take action.

Our collective vision: Sustainable human health, a sustainable healthcare system, and a sustainable world.

Founding Members of the Lifestyle Medicine Corporate Roundtable

Healthways is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population.

Healthways partners with leading innovators on proven solutions to improve overall health and well-being through sustained behavior change. In 2009, Healthways and National Geographic Fellow Dan Buettner launched Blue Zones Project®, a community well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to environment, policy and social networks. In 2013, Healthways joined forces with Dr. Dean Ornish to deliver the nationally acclaimed Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease®, the first program scientifically proven to not only treat but reverse the progression of heart disease through comprehensive lifestyle changes.

Healthways has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 68 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.healthways.com.

Founded in 1984, Kashi dreams of a world where everyone embraces natural health.  As a natural lifestyle pioneer, Kashi is passionate about and committed to improving the health of people and our planet.  By providing great tasting, nutritious and progressive foods, Kashi enables people to achieve optimal health and wellness, while also leading them on a path toward embracing a natural lifestyle.  To learn more about 30 years of Kashi’s mission, sustainable efforts, values and roots, check out What We Believe on Kashi.com.

Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health-sciences institution with more than 4,600 students located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Eight schools make up the University organization: Allied Health Professions, Behavioral Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Religion. More than 55 programs ranging from certificates of completion and associate in science degrees to doctor of philosophy and professional doctoral degrees are offered. Students from more than 80 countries around the world and virtually every state in the nation are represented in Loma Linda University’s student body.

Western University of Health Sciences, located in Pomona, Calif. and Lebanon, Ore., is an independent nonprofit health professions university, conferring degrees in biomedical sciences, dental medicine, health sciences, medical sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine. WesternU is home to the Patient Care Center, where the best in collaborative health care services is offered. The Chronicle of Higher Education named WesternU a Great College to Work For in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Farewell, founded in 2015, FareWell aspires to restore human vitality and end the needless suffering caused by poorly informed habits by making the benefits of lifestyle medicine accessible and affordable to everyone. We are starting by helping people lose weight and reduce the risk of weight-related diseases through better nutrition and dietary behaviors. 

Creo is a wellness change company that integrates the leading science and technology of health improvement into our partners’ wellness initiatives. With our advanced blood testing and precision analytics, population health plans are built on reliable data and accurate risk baselines. But personal engagement is key to lifestyle changes. So our platform creates personalized lifestyle plans—backed by interactive online profiles and live health coaching—for every participant. With machine learning and detailed reporting, employers can expect real health improvements with verifiable long-term ROI. Preventable diseases drive healthcare spending—see how we create change.  

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel engines and related technology around the world. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories. It is part of our company mission that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment and that includes the health and wellness of our employees and their families. To that end, Cummins has opened the LiveWell Center in Columbus, Indiana that focuses on the root cause of illness and addresses lifestyle choices to help prevent and even reverse disease.  The health concepts tested here may also be implemented at other employee sites around the world. For more information visit www.cummins.com.

Premise Health is a leading worksite health and patient engagement company dedicated to improving the cost and quality of employee health care. With more than 40 years of experience, Premise Health manages more than 500 worksite-based health and wellness centers across the country. The company serves more than 200 of the nation’s leading employers, including a significant number of the Fortune 1000. Premise Health is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. For more information on Premise Health, visit www.premisehealth.com.

The Dole Nutrition Institute (DNI) was founded by David H. Murdock in 2003 as a research and education foundation within Dole Food Company. Now in his 90's, Mr. Murdock is an ardent practitioner of a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet and a true believer in the power of a variety of fruits and vegetables to promote health and longevity. At Dole we believe that what you eat should give life—not limit it.

The DNI’s mission is three-fold: to provide the public with easily accessible, scientifically-validated information on nutrition and health through the Dole Nutrition News, social media, and educational materials; to make scientific discoveries in the Dole Nutrition Research Lab; and to create delicious and nutritious recipes made primarily with fresh fruits and vegetables. www.dole.com

Full Plate Living is a non-profit organization with a simple mission: to encourage, educate, support and inspire anyone who desires to live a healthier lifestyle. We believe anyone in any situation can do something that will affect their health positively. Even the smallest actions can lead you down a healthier path. We believe living healthy doesn’t mean eating food you despise, starving yourself, or spending endless time at the gym. Nor do we believe in gimmicky diets or too good to be true lose-weight-fast pills or supplements. https://fullplateliving.org/

The Lifestyle Medicine Foundation is a 501c3 public benefit non-profit dedicated to changing the kind of health and healthcare that people experience.  The Foundation seeks high impact projects to make the greatest difference possible in bringing about a different paradigm of health and healthcare — “treat the cause”.  It is the only rational approach, as well as the one that is the most powerful and the most rewarding.  We invite you to join us in changing the world and millions of lives through Lifestyle Medicine.  lifestylemedicinefound.org

Are you ready to change - your life and the lives of others? Since 2002, Wellcoaches has delivered a gold standard of coach training, education, certification, and support, in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine. Our programs are high-impact, science-based, and innovative. As a Certified Wellcoach® you become an expert facilitator of mindset and behavior change that generates sustainable healthy lifestyles, which prevent or treat disease, and foster well-being and thriving. You can impact some of the toughest challenges of our times.  www.wellcoaches.com

GOED, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, is a trade association representing 200 companies worldwide active in the EPA and DHA omega-3 industry. GOED’s membership includes all segments of the omega-3 supply chain from fishing and seafood companies, to refiners, supplement manufacturers, food and beverage marketers and pharmaceutical companies. We have two main objectives: to promote the consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3s to adequate levels around the world, and to ensure our members are manufacturing quality products that consumers can trust. 

As part of our mission, we work to educate key opinion leaders, international governments, NGOs, practitioners and consumers about the body of research behind omega-3 benefits and the importance of consumption for public health. We are also funding additional scientific publishing, building a searchable clinical studies database on EPA and DHA and developing a more formal health practitioner education program. More information can be found at www.goedomega3.com.

Lighter is the first technological platform built for both healthcare providers who prescribe food as medicine and their patients. Lighter’s software produces customizable meal recommendations and grocery lists based on a healthcare provider's nutrition recommendations and on a family’s food preferences, allergies, schedule, and kitchen equipment. www.lighter.world

For nearly four decades, Wellsource has been personalizing population health by designing innovative tools that are grounded in evidence-based lifestyle medicine, making us one of the longest serving and most experienced companies in the industry. Dr. Don Hall, founder of Wellsource, created one of the first health assessments for use on a personal computer – a contribution that landed him recognition by Time Magazine.

Today, our purpose remains the same: to serve as the first step to personalized population health by using the power of technology to drive informed decisions with actionable data. Health plans, employers, care and service providers, and delivery networks use our tools for predicting chronic disease risks and reducing avoidable costs. Learn more at http://www.wellsource.com.

Engine 2 is working to change the American diet for good by providing an easy-to-follow, myth-busting path to heart-healthy plant-strong living. Founded by #1 New York Times best-selling author and former firefighter, Rip Esselstyn, Engine 2 provides resources, education and events demonstrating the powerful benefits of eating the strongest food on the planet.  With an exclusive food line at Whole Foods Market, Engine 2 strives to make the healthy choice the easy and tasty choice. We want everyone to know that a plant-strong eating plan can help you improve cardiovascular health, control blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, maintain a normal weight, and increase overall energy and wellbeing. The fork-driven approach to personal healthcare is the most powerful medicine that physicians can prescribe to their patients! For more information, please visit:  http://engine2diet.com

For more information, please send your inquiry to Director of Partnerships Martin Tull at martin@lifestylemedicine.org.


The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is the world's flagship professional medical association for physicians, clinicians and allied health professionals, as well as those in professions devoted to advancing the mission of lifestyle medicine.


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