Thursday, March 31, 2016

Join us for MSU's Public Affairs Conference

CoxHealth is proud to be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Public Affairs Conference at Missouri State University. This year’s theme is “Building Healthy Communities: Body, Mind, Spirit.”
Plenary speakers include;

- Jillian Michaels -- Keynote Speaker, Health and wellness expert - Mark Umbreit -- Restorative Justice - Paul Thomlinson -- Why People Die by Suicide - Robert Putnam -- Our Kids: American Dream in Crisis - Zack Exley -- Information, Tech & Class Gap - Peter Gray -- Emotional Resilience in College

For more information and details, please visit the conference website at this link. We look forward to seeing you there.

Here's a quick guide to the CoxHealth presentations:

Getting real, getting started: Owning your own wellness: 
Tuesday, April 5, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m., CoxHealth Meyer Center. Never have our lives been more dominated by the distractions of constant technology, overloaded schedules and competing priorities. How can we possibly manage it all and achieve a state of genuine well-being? A mindful approach makes it possible, keeping us open and attentive to the opportunities present in every moment. A single conscious decision made daily can have limitless influence on our physical, mental and spiritual condition. Panel discussion presenters: Jason Bauer, Mary Braun, Danielle Dingman, Marie Pearl.

Be Well Rally and Walk: 
We’re holding a Be Well Rally and Walk, Tuesday, April 5, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway, Springfield. Celebrate health, get some tips you can use and take a step in the right direction! Join CoxHealth for a fun, free wellness rally at Jordan Valley Park including high-energy group fitness demonstrations, fun prizes, health stations and more. You'll even have the chance to meet some of the dogs and handlers from Pet Therapy of the Ozarks. After the rally, we'll walk as a group to the JQH Arena for Jillian Michaels' kick-off of the MSU Public Affairs Conference "Building Healthy Communities: Body, Mind, Spirit." Bring your family and friends!

· Be Well Rally participants who sign up to receive HealthSense Update (CoxHealth’s monthly e-Newsletter) will be entered in a drawing for a free Fitbit – thanks to the generosity of our CoxHealth Wellness team!
· Take advantage of the great walking path around Jordan Valley Park as well as the one-mile group trek at 6:30! You’ll earn one wellness point for entering 30 minutes in your cardio log.
· Free t-shirts are available for the first 500 people!

The Affordable Care Act: Perspectives from the medical community
Friday, April 8, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m., Plaster Student Union, Room 313, MSU campus

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) brings a new reality to the medical profession. How is the ACA supposed to work for the medical field? How are doctors and medical personnel expected to manage care of patients under the ACA? To what extent does the new law restrict or enhance medical professionals in doing their job? Some doctors do not support or want the ACA and have left the practice, retired or discouraged others from going into the profession. How will the ACA affect the medical profession in the short- and long-term? Panelists: Steve Edwards, Steven Fowler, Marisela Gonzalez, Aiden Hill.