Wellbeing in the Nation conference session by Wayne Jonas

Wellbeing in the Nation: A Plan to Strengthen and Sustain our Nation’s Wellbeing, Community by Community

Program Description

Wayne Jonas, MD

President and CEO, Samueli Institute


AAFP 1.0 | ACSM 1.0 | CDR 1.0 | NCHEC 1.0

Our nation has a hard national problem to solve:  How do we create wellbeing for our nation, sustainably and equitably? To solve this problem, a group of diverse, national leaders developed a plan to solve this problem. Called the Wellbeing in the Nation (WIN) it urges our national, state, county, city and community leaders to implement a nationwide plan to help every U.S. community enhance local wellbeing and reduce disparities, a plan that will strengthen and sustain our entire nation, community by community.. This talk will describe this plan.


Presenter Bio(s):

Wayne B. Jonas, MD is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Samueli Institute, a non-profit medical research organization supporting the scientific investigation of healing processes and their application in health and disease. He is a widely published scientific investigator, a practicing family physician, Professor of Family Medicine at Georgetown University, and at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Additionally, Dr. Jonas is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the Medical Corps of the United States Army. Dr. Jonas was the Director of the Office of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health from 1995-1999, and prior to that served as the Director of the Medical Research Fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Medical Advisory on health promotion to the Army Surgeon General. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Jonas earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC and has held leadership positions with a number of organizations and councils such as the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, and the White House Commission for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. He currently serves on the editorial boards of eight peer-reviewed journals and has served on the advisory boards of multiple national and international organizations, including the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Institute of Medicine and Planetree International. He is well known for his moving meditations and inspiring talks on healing and well-being for international audiences. He loves to ski, run, swim, sing and spend time with his wife and family in Alexandria, Virginia, or wherever they may be.