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
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
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
Herbalife Nutrition has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and is traded on
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately
$4.5 billion in 2016. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or
IAmHerbalife.com. Financial information is available on ir.herbalife.com.
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