The Kennedy Forum Annual Meeting 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
7:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Chicago Cultural Center and Harris Theatre

Working Well: Innovative Strategies in Workplace Well-Being

Addressing employee mental health and well-being are increasingly a top priority for business leaders, especially amid rising rates of overdoses and suicides nationwide. Taking a proactive approach to caring for the body and the mind benefits everyone. Stress, burnout, addiction, and depression ultimately cost employers billions in productivity and health care related expenses. As today’s top talent demands better access to mental health care and innovative strategies to address well-being, executives must be prepared to redefine workplace culture and showcase tangible solutions. Given their collective purchasing power, business leaders are in a unique position to drive systemic change. This year, The Kennedy Forum convenes advocates, employers, HR professionals, labor leaders, and others to shine a spotlight on workplace well-being, and, in turn, create a better health care system for all.

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“We stand on the doorstep to make momentous progress in advancing the cause of this new civil rights struggle started by the work of President Kennedy over 50 years ago.”
— Patrick J. Kennedy
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