Summit FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About the Innovating a Healthier Future Summit

Tricia Brooks,  Vice President of Public Affairs at Novo Nordisk, delivers remarks at Partnership for a Healthier America's 2017 Building a Healthier Future Summit.

Tricia Brooks, Vice President of Public Affairs at Novo Nordisk, delivers remarks at the 2017 PHA Summit.

About the Event

What is the Innovating a Healthier Future Summit?

The Innovating a Healthier Future Summit, formerly the Building a Healthier Future Summit, is PHA’s annual convening of the nation’s foremost public and private sector advocates committed to ending childhood obesity.

At PHA, we believe healthy innovation and market disruption are necessary to make nutritious food more accessible to American families. In fact, we believe that innovation is the foundation for the revolution to raise a healthier generation of children – and that working toward this common goal propels companies forward in today’s rapidly evolving marketplace. Our event will bring solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing the industry today knowing that no single business model or sector are off-limits to a raw burst of change.

Conference attendees participate in a panel discussion at Partnership for a Healthier America's 2017 Building a Healthier Future Summit.

Krista Anderson, Founder & CEO of ESSTAR, participates in a panel discussion with reporters at the 2017 PHA Summit.

Who Should Attend the Summit?

PHA was created to engage the private sector and other organizations in finding ways to make the healthy choice the easy choice for busy parents and families. Summit attendance typically includes one-third private sector attendees; one-third nonprofit sector attendees; and one-third representatives from government, foundations and academic organizations. If you or your organization strives to directly or indirectly make healthier choices easier for parents and families, and you’re ready to create and implement solutions, you should not miss this opportunity to get involved on the national level.

The Summit provides a unique opportunity for business and industry leaders to sit at the table with their nonprofit, academic and government counterparts to collaborate on new opportunities and solutions for reducing childhood obesity in America by transforming the marketplace.

When is the 2018 Summit?

May 2–4, 2018.

Location

Where is the conference held?

All conference sessions and events are held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, 999 9th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. and overnight accommodations are available.

Image of a child hula hooping during on-site childcare provided by Bright Horizons Family Solutions at Partnership for a Healthier America's Building a Healthier Future Summit.

On-Site Child Care

How can I learn more about child care provided during the event?

Bright Horizons Family Solutions® – PHA’s first child care partner – will provide free on-site child care for the fifth year running! Please contact PHA’s Events Team at events@ahealthieramerica.org.

Press

We welcome editorial staff of print, online, and digital media outlets to the 2018 Summit. Press registration will open closer to the event. In the meantime, please contact news@ahealthieramerica.org with any questions.

Social Media

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