Well-Being Collaborative of Ohio kicks off at YSU May 8

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 8.57.26 AMAn initiative to change the approach to health and healthcare in the Youngstown community kicks off 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The Well-Being Collaborative of Ohio, formerly Lake to River Healthcare Coalition, is a multi-stakeholder collaboration of local business groups, healthcare providers, health systems, health plans, academic institutions, municipalities, healthcare consultants, food retailers, religious groups, non-profit health groups, and community influencers in Mahoning Valley.

WBC-OH focuses on improving the well being of the Mahoning Valley by providing sustainable initiatives that will positively impact the overall health of its members in the region.

The May 8 event features a light breakfast, followed by remarks from YSU President Jim Tressel; Dr. Ronald Savrin of Executive Medical Consultants; Troy Vincent, president and chief executive officer of Live Healthy America; and Gary Earl, health and well-being ambassador for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Registration is free. Register here.

Contributing WBC-OH sponsors are YSU, Anthem BCBS, UAW-GM, Aetna, Mercy Health (formerly HMHP), Salem Regional Medical Center, Southwoods Health, ValleyCare Health System of OH, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Alkermes, Live Healthy America, Primary Healthcare Associates and local health departments.

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