Partnering with Industry to Help Solve the Childhood Obesity Crisis
Who: Larry Soler, CEO of The Partnership for a Healthier America
When: Monday, October 23rd @ Noon
Where: Pound 101
Larry Soler heads The Partnership for a Healthier America, an organization devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. Just over a year old and created in conjunction with – but independent from – Let’s Move!, PHA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit that is led by some of the nation’s most respected health and childhood obesity advocates.
Prior to joining PHA, Mr. Soler was Chief Operating Officer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a $200 million voluntary health organization. During his tenure leading JDRF Government Relations, the program was recognized by the National Journal as one of the most powerful interest groups in Washington, D.C. The Wall Street Journal said, “not since AIDS activists stormed scientific meetings in the 1980s has a patient group done more to set the agenda of medical research.” Time magazine called JDRF “one of the nation’s most forceful disease advocacy groups.”
Mr. Soler received his J.D. from George Washington University and is a member of the Maryland and D.C. Bar Associations.
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