Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Bill, Hillary, & Chelsea Clinton Foundation

Friday, November 30, 2012

Bill Clinton just created The Clinton Health Matters Initiative

Over the course of the last several decades in the United States, the landscape of health has vastly changed. Today more Americans are drinking high-calorie beverages instead of water; working more hours and sleeping less; and being less physically active than ever before. These changing lifestyles are not only taking a toll on our health, but driving up health care costs in a way that can't be sustained.

But the good news is this: healthier lifestyle choices today can improve our health tomorrow. And by helping more people access healthy lifestyles, and inspiring more people to make wellness a priority, we can build a healthier future for all.
The Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) was created to do just that – to help people change the course of their own health while simultaneously changing the systems and places that affect individual health. Over the course of the next few months, we'll be sharing a variety of tools and solutions that are improving health outcomes for people, communities, and businesses across the U.S. – and providing more ways for you to get involved in activating wellness with your friends and neighbors.

Here are some actions you can take to start:
Test your wellness knowledge with our quiz – and share it with your friends.
Learn more about the issues by reading a message from Ginny Ehrlich, CHMI's Chief Executive Officer. Visit the Clinton Health Matters website to see some solutions that are already working on the ground.


  1. The Clinton Health Matters Initiative works to harness individuals’ natural enthusiasm for healthy living by activating them to help others make healthy changes in their lives through local, scalable efforts. Specifically, CHMI will utilize, crowdsourcing and a national online social networking strategy to facilitate health enthusiasts taking on activities in their communities designed to improve individual and community health outcomes. Through our online platform, we provide an opportunity for individuals to lead local wellness efforts such as coordinating free walking groups or exercise classes in high poverty areas, extending farmers’ markets to local food deserts, and sponsoring tobacco cessation support in high-need areas.

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