The American Diabetes Association – Maryland and the Greater Baltimore Committee recently held a breakfast to announce the results of the first year of CEOs Stopping Diabetes, an initiative meant to curb the incidence of diabetes and other chronic diseases in Maryland by inspiring senior leadership to actively support, implement, promote and participate in workplace health programs and benefits in order to directly impact employee involvement.
Six Maryland business leaders participated in the inaugural year of the program and attended the breakfast to announce the results of their companies’ programs and discuss the importance of encouraging healthy living in the workplace: Brian Rogers, chairman of T. Rowe Price; Carmel Roques, CEO of Keswick Multi-Care Center; Charlie Monk, managing partner at Saul Ewing; Christopher Brandt, CEO of Audacious Inquiry; Sam Ross, CEO of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System; and Albert “Skip” Counselman, CEO of RCM&D. 80 area business leaders attended the event.
“With chronic diseases expecting to rise dramatically by the year 2050, it’s important to find new ways to inspire a culture of healthy living,” says Kathy Rogers, executive director of ADA Maryland. “Our event brought together health-conscious business leaders who are committed to doing just that by implementing unique programs and discussing ways to further promote change. We’re pleased with the results of the initiative and are looking forward to new successes next year.”