The Intersection of Philanthropy and Policy: Giving and the Healthcare Agenda
Executive Director, General Mills Foundation
Director, Obesity Research Strategic Core, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health
Senior Vice President, Health Policy, PepsiCo
Acting Executive Director, The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (Moderator)
- Corporations can set an example in developing healthier workplaces and encouraging healthier lifestyles. Both General Mills and PepsiCo have workplace wellness initiatives which encourage employees take an active role in sustaining and bettering their own health and to share these lessons with their families and communities.
- PepsiCo has learned that in order to have impact with policy makers and to successfully advance social issues, corporations need to expand their vision of corporate philanthropy and ensure that it is embedded in sound scientific research with supporting operating practices.
- Corporations are in a unique position to find and implement innovative approaches through their philanthropy and business operation to impact broad social problems. They are agile enough to tailor programs at the local level and have the credibility to get the attention of the national government to modify policy and share their findings.
Video Highlights [04:07]
> General Mills Foundation
> NIH Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
> PepsiCo Health and Wellness
> The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
> Session Notes (PDF)