NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Basketball Association and Kaiser Permanente, one of the nation's leading integrated health systems, will hold the second annual Total Health Forum on Thursday, Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. Participants include NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson, NBA All-Star Chris Paul, Hall of Famer Jerry West, NBA Legends Rick Fox and James Worthy, and two-time WNBA Champion Sue Bird.
The forum, emceed by ESPN's Rachel Nichols, will conclude NBA FIT Week 2017 presented by Kaiser Permanente (Jan. 18-26) during which all 30 teams will host fitness clinics and events in the community.
Bringing together leaders across health, business, community and sports, the Total Health Forum will explore a variety of health and wellness issues affecting families across the country. Through interactive panel discussions and insightful Q&A's, this year's forum will address opportunities and strategies for achieving total health of mind, body and spirit, including strengthening both community and personal resiliency. Panelists also will include Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and Playworks founder Jill Vialet.
NBA FIT Week presented by Kaiser Permanente will feature programs and events designed to inspire the NBA family to be active, eat healthy and play together, while teaching values of the game like hard work, discipline, leadership and teamwork. NBA FIT Team members will help encourage fans of all ages to participate through fitness events and social media.
Through the NBA FIT "Team Challenge" on the NBA FIT App, fans are encouraged to log their workouts and represent their team as one of its "FIT" fans. For more information, visit fit.nba.com/app.
The 2017 NBA FIT Team includes Ian Clark (Golden State Warriors), Marissa Coleman (Indiana Fever), Matthew Dellavedova (Milwaukee Bucks), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Langston Galloway (New Orleans Pelicans), Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Nneka Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks), Erin Phillips (Dallas Wings), Allie Quigley (Chicago Sky), Domantas Sabonis (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Evan Turner (Portland Trail Blazers).
As the Official Health Care Partner of the NBA, Kaiser Permanente serves as the health care expert and consultant for the organization. Together, the NBA and Kaiser Permanente have hosted more than 150 FIT clinics, engaging over 25,000 youth in local communities throughout the United States since 2015.
For more information on NBA FIT Week presented by Kaiser Permanente, visit http://fit.nba.com/.
About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women's National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2016-17 season featured a record 113 international players from 41 countries and territories. NBA Digital's assets include NBA TV, NBA.com and the NBA App, which achieved record viewership and traffic during the 2015-16 season. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 10.6 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.
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