Florida Chamber Series on Free Enterprise: Type 2 Diabetes


Health and Wellness


A Focus on Type 2 Diabetes With Dr. Seth Baum

 In the latest edition of the Florida Chamber Series on Free Enterprise, Dr. Seth Baum, Immediate Past President of the American Society for Preventative Cardiology, discusses the nationwide movement, For Your Sweet Heart—developed in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim to bring more awareness to Type 2 diabetes.

“The initiative was started to educate the lay public and clinicians about the very significant connection between cardiovascular disease and diabetes,” said Baum. “Through this initiative we’ve reached over five million people, and that connection is not very well recognized.”

Click below to listen to the full interview with Dr. Baum.



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The health of both employees and employers is vital to the success of businesses. Healthcare is a frequent concern on the Florida Chamber’s Small Business Index Survey. Learn more about healthcare another issues impacting businesses here.


Florida’s Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip to Headline Florida Chamber’s Board of Governors Webinar

Improving Florida’s Quality of Life…Join the Discussion and Learn How You Can Help

Florida has much to offer its current and future residents. However, Florida’s unique quality of life – the root of its family-friendly brand – is constantly under attack from special interests and other challenges. Making Florida the best place to live, work, play and raise a family means making tough choices.

Please join the Florida Chamber as we continue the discussion about Florida’s future during our Statewide Board of Governors webinar on November 20 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Joining us for this month’s webinar is:

  • Celeste Philip, M.D., M.P.H, Surgeon General and Secretary, Florida Department of Health, who will discuss Florida’s opioid crisis, and share her expert insight on the affect prosperity, health and wellness have on Florida’s economy,
  • John Fleming, Senior Consultant at North Highlands, lead researchers on the Quality of Life/Quality Places and the Civic/Governance Systems pillars for the Florida 2030 project, will provide an update on their research, and
  • Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist for the Florida Chamber Foundation, who will review the most recent jobs numbers.

The Florida Chamber is committed to fighting to keep Florida as great as it deserves to be for the families that call it home. Don’t miss this opportunity to LEARN, ENGAGE, and be a part of the SOLUTION.  Contact Greg Blose to find out how you can join the Florida Chamber’s Statewide Board of Governors for a discussion about the future of Florida’s quality of life and civic & governance systems.

The Florida Chamber Foundation has moved into “Phase 2” of Florida 2030, our two-year, $1.8 million research initiative to write Florida’s next strategic plan, and we’re inviting your management team to help us write it. We encourage you to invite members of your management team, Board of Directors, local chambers of commerce and Economic Development Councils who would benefit from this valuable discussion.

Drive the Discussion

Do you have specific information you would like covered during this conference call? Send your suggestions to Greg Blose.