The Chamber is pleased to offer a Health & Wellness Luncheon that will take place on December 7 at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel from 11:00 – 1:30 p.m. Certainly this a concern for all of us and the Health & Wellness Luncheon was developed to provide the opportunity for exploring and expanding the knowledge of where and whom to go to for help. The luncheon will feature tables with representatives for all groups involved in health & wellness.

The keynote speaker will be Harris Count Judge Ed Emmett whose official responsibilities also include being director of the Harris County’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Harris County citizens are fortunate to have an experienced County Judge who has an enviable record of effectively anticipating, responding and managing sometimes unforeseen emergencies. Another significant speaker will be Allison Winnike. She is a Research Professor and Director of Research for the Health Law & Policy Institute at The University of Houston Law Center, where her teaching and research interests focus on public health law and health legislation and policy.  Professor Winnike is the editor and contributing author to Control Measures and Public Health Emergencies: A Texas Bench Book and Preparing for a Pandemic:  An Emergency Response Benchbook and Operational Guidebook for State Court Judges and Administrators.

This luncheon offers a one-on-one situation to meet, talk with and establish contacts useful for identifying prime health & wellness related resources one may need now or in the future. Recent news events have focused on consumers facing greatly increased medical cost coverages, so experienced industry professionals can offer advice and methods of dealing with organizations and individuals to get the best result.