Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Activate Jacksonville

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Let's Transform the Well-Being of Jacksonville

Baptist Health is working with Blue Zones to begin a community assessment to determine how to make Jacksonville a healthier place to live, work, and grow old. Please plan to join us at the Blue Zones Virtual Community Leadership Event to hear from the Blue Zones team of national experts as they begin their assessment of our community. Inspired by the world’s longest-lived cultures, Blue Zones helps communities live better longer by improving their environment. Becoming a Blue Zones Community begins with the Readiness Assessment, which will start in January. With our help, Blue Zones will conduct a structured exploration of our community to build a plan for change. Save the Date for January 27th from 8:00-9:30 a.m. to attend the virtual presentation.


Join Us for a Blue Zones Virtual Community Leadership Event


Wednesday, January 27th, 2021


Zoom link to be provided after registration


8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

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Meet the Panelists


Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner, Blue Zones Founder; National Geographic Fellow and Explorer; Guinness World Record Holder; Emmy Award-winning Journalist and Producer

  • Relentlessly curious explorer who can distill complex concepts into simple lessons.
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Lauran Hardin

Lauran Hardin, MSN, CNL, FNAP, FAAN—Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP); Developed an award-winning Complex Care model that creates better patient
navigation and outcomes; Named AARP Culture of Health Scholar in January 2017

  • Experienced in driving transformational work in cross-sector collaboration for vulnerable populations.

Ben Leedle

Ben Leedle, Blue Zones CEO and President; Former CEO of Healthways; transformed small business into world’s top population health management company; Co-founder of Blue Zones Project; Co-founder of Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index

  • Visionary leader in transforming population health.

Brett McClung

Brett McClung. FACHE President and Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health—CEO of Coastal Community Health; served for more than 26 years at Texas Health Resources; and recognized as one of the state’s most influential business leaders.

  • Influential business leader highly renowned for his notable transformational efforts across health care systems.

Dexter Shurney

Dexter Shurney, MD, MBA, MPH— Immediate Past-President, American College of Lifestyle Medicine; Former faculty at Vanderbilt University; Former Chief Medical Director/Executive Director of Global Health and Wellness at Cummins, Inc.

  • Experienced innovator in driving digital health solutions and technology lead interventions

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Using secrets discovered in Blue Zones areas—rare longevity hotspots—we help transform communities into areas where the healthy choice is easy.

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Backed by research of the original blue zones—rare longevity hotspots where people thrive into their 100s—we help communities through a three-phase well-being transformation.

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Baptist Health is working with Blue Zones to begin a community assessment that would determine how to make Jacksonville a healthier place to live, work, and grow old.

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