LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), congratulates Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, a member of its Board of Directors, on being awarded the 2017 Cecilia and Leonard Doak Health Literacy Champion Award by Health Literacy Media (HLM), in recognition of his life-long commitment to public health and wellness literacy.
“We are thrilled to congratulate Herbalife Nutrition board member Dr. Richard Carmona on receiving the 2017 Cecilia and Leonard Doak Health Literacy Champion Award for his work on improving public health and wellness,” said Rich Goudis, CEO of Herbalife Nutrition. “This recognition for his life-long commitment to improving the health of communities around the world is truly well-deserved, and continues today in all he does.”
In 2002, Dr. Carmona was nominated by the President and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate to become the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Carmona was selected because of his extensive experience in public health, clinical sciences, health care management, preparedness, and his commitment to prevention as an effective means to improve public health and reduce health care costs while improving the quality and quantity of life.
As Surgeon General, Dr. Carmona focused on prevention, preparedness, health disparities, health literacy, and global health to include health diplomacy. He issued many landmark Surgeon General reports during his tenure, including the definitive Surgeon General’s Report about the dangers of second-hand smoke.
Dr. Carmona is a Distinguished Professor of Public Health, Professor of Surgery and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona. He previously served on the Secretary of Veterans Affairs’ MyVA Advisory Committee to improve the healthcare experiences of veterans as well as Departments of Defense and Homeland Security work groups.
Dr. Carmona holds a medical degree from University of California and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Arizona. Currently, he serves as Chief of Health Innovations at Canyon Ranch, and as a member of the board of directors at Herbalife Nutrition.
Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. We have been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products & programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, skyrocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. We offer high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent distributor, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Our targeted nutrition, weight management, energy, fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition distributors in more than 90 countries. Through our corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and our Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We are also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.
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