Leslie Casey has 17-years of experience in marketing with a concentration in healthcare. In her current role, Leslie uses her creative and customer service background to plan programs and services for UNT Health Science Center Alumni. Cultivating relationships with healthcare professionals committed to community wellness fits well with Leslie's passionate volunteerism with FitWorth, Healthy City Initiative; It's Time Texas, State Initiative; and other roles related to prevention and healthy lifestyles. Working on childhood obesity prevention since 2004, networking with healthcare executives in her immediate past role with the Health Industry Council and the new position as a liaison with UNTHSC Alumni gives Leslie insight on connectivity, the lifelong pursuit of knowledge, and the importance of change. Casey graduated from Texas Tech University.

FitWorth: An Obesity Impact Plan that Works

When Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price decided she wanted to focus some of her passion for biking and her vision for having young leaders shape the progress and culture in her city, I’m not sure she could imagine the results: nearly 27,000 kids having a greater awareness of their own healthy behaviors, a pilot school cafeteria program serving kale chips and hummus wraps, and big employers like Oncor being involved. Or maybe she did. Government officials around the United States are recognizing the link between high obesity rates and the vitality of a city or region. Leaders in Fort Worth… Full Story

When Collaboration and Innovation Collide

Innovation is one of the biggest buzzwords in healthcare for 2012. Innovation differs from both invention and improvement in a fundamental way. Invention is original creation of an idea, process, product, technology, etc. Improvement is doing this same thing better. Innovation refers to the notion of doing this existing thing not only better, but differently. In fact, the Latin word innovare means “to change.” Collaboration is yet another hot topic and can be used when discussing anything from bundled payments to patient-centered medical homes. Collaboration is not just working together, but it is a process where two or more organizations… Full Story