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Wellness Industry Veterans Al Lewis and Ron Goetzel to Debate the ROI of Employee Wellness Programs at 16th Annual Population Health Alliance Forum, November 2, 2015

Written by Allison King
This will be a rich discussion with both sides presenting empirical evidence”Fred Goldstein

Wellness industry veterans Al Lewis, CEO of Quizzify, and Ron Goetzel, Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will debate whether employee wellness programs demonstrate a return on investment during a special session at the 16th Annual Population Health Alliance Forum, November 2 in Washington, DC. The two have a long-standing and very public difference of opinion; Goetzel suggests several programs can offer a return on investment, while Lewis is highly skeptical.

“This will be a rich discussion with both sides presenting empirical evidence,” explains Fred Goldstein, Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the, Population Health Alliance. “Employers, providers, and wellness industry leaders are keenly interested in the presented data, results from case studies, and how these experts interpret them.”

The debate will follow a traditional format with opening remarks, time for rebuttal and then questions from the moderator and the audience. Attendees and interested individualsmay submit questions in advance by sending them to . The public is encouraged to follow the conversation leading up to the debate and the debate on Twitter at #theROIdebate.

This year’s Forum will focus on the theme “Welcome to Health. Population: One” emphasizing that we must make an impact on an individual’s well-being in order to improve the health of a population. Registration is now open for the conference, which will be held in Washington, DC at the Renaissance Washington Hotel, November 2-4, 2015.

Those wishing to attend the debate should register for the Executive Leadership Institute, scheduled for November 2, at http://customer.agendapop.com/pha/executive-leadership-institute/.

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