Monday, September 24, 2012

Governor to Host 2012 Health Summit

What:             The second annual Governor's Health Summit comes at a pivotal time, as leaders in both government and the private sector face critical decisions about the future of health care in Utah.  Local and national health policy experts will discuss topics like how to ensure Utah communities are healthy communities, Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and health insurance exchanges.

Governor Gary R.  Herbert will also use the Summit to kickoff his “Governor’s ‘Choose Health’ Challenge.”

The entire Summit is open to the media. For a full agenda, visit  Also, see below for information on suggested media opportunities.

Who:               Governor Gary R. Herbert
                        David Patton, UDOH Executive Director
                        Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

When:             Tuesday, September 25, 2012
                        8:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Where:            Grand America Hotel – Ballrooms B & C
                       Salt Lake City, Utah


8:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.: Opening Session, Governor Herbert issues “The Governor’s ‘Choose Health’ Challenge”

10:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Governor Herbert media availability. The governor will conduct interviews while undergoing a personal health test as part of “The Governor’s ‘Choose Health’ Challenge”
                        1:00 p.m.: Governor Herbert’s keynote address