The Health Collaborative will honor outstanding supporters during the 9th annual Celebration of Collaborative Leadership event on Thursday, November 3. The dinner event at the Westin in downtown Cincinnati will also feature Stanford business professor and bestselling author Chip Heath as the keynote speaker.

Awards will be presented to volunteers and partners who have supported the Collaborative’s initiatives to improve health throughout the year. Six awards in three categories will be presented this year:

Celebration of Collaborative LeadershipCollaborative Leadership Award
Tom Finn, The Procter & Gamble Company

Collaborative Volunteer Awards
Eddie Hooker, MD, DrPH, Xavier University
Judith Warren, MPH, Health Care Access Now
Richard Shonk, MD, Ph.D, UnitedHealthcare

Friends of the Collaborative
Bethesda Inc.
UC Department of Family and Community Medicine

Professor, researcher and author Chip Heath will be the keynote speaker for the event. Heath has co-authored two critically acclaimed and bestselling business books with his brother, Dan. He will be presenting on their latest book, Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard.

Western & Southern Financial Group is the presenting sponsor for the 9th annual Celebration of Collaborative Leadership. In 2010, close to 500 health, business and community leaders and 45 corporate sponsors participated in the event. Proceeds benefit the Health Collaborative.

Reservations for the Thursday, November 3 dinner are $150 per person. The evening includes a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. in the Westin’s Presidential Ballroom. For more information about sponsorships or tickets, call the Health Collaborative at 513-531-0267 go to www.the-collaborative.org.

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