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Personify Health’s Thrive Summit 2024 Brings it All Together with 1,000+ Health & Wellbeing Leaders, Innovators, and Influencers to Address Today’s Most Pressing Topics 

Eleventh annual event features actor and philanthropist Kevin Bacon plus a compelling lineup of thought leaders addressing health cost drivers, health navigation, advocacy and equity, employee engagement, women’s health, and more 

Providence, R.I., March 12, 2024 – In its first major event since unveiling its new brand, Personify Health will soon be hosting Thrive Summit 2024. The company – a result of the merger of Virgin Pulse and HealthComp – will bring together more than 1,000 health, wellbeing, and business leaders in-person and virtually to address issues critical to their organization and their people. It will feature actor and philanthropist Kevin Bacon, a lineup of thought-provoking sessions, and engagement opportunities – while also immersing clients in the new Personify Health brand and personalized health platform for the first time. 

“Similar to Personify Health, the Thrive Summit is all about engaging experiences, empowering people, and paving the new way to better health. And better health means better business,” said Chris Michalak, CEO of Personify Health. “Thrive Summit has proven itself to be a highlight of the year for so many, including me. I love being able to meet with our clients and partners during Thrive and hear more about the challenges we’re helping them solve. For these companies, health and wellbeing is a business priority, not a box to check.” 

This year’s Thrive Summit is April 9-11 in Atlanta, Georgia, with a live streaming option for virtual attendees. With the theme of “all together now,” Thrive Summit 2024 is bringing together the entire health ecosystem to drive action and define the future of health. The event’s dynamic presentations, peer learning, interactive workshops, and wellbeing activities are designed to stimulate learning and discussion, while also providing opportunities for attendees to connect and collaborate.   

Compelling Mainstage Speakers to Address Top-of-Mind Health & Wellbeing Topics 

This year’s Thrive Summit features a range of renowned and insightful presenters addressing topics critical for businesses to be successful, competitive, and well-regarded. The event’s featured keynote speaker is actor, musician, and philanthropist Kevin Bacon, whose SixDegrees non-profit supports issues and initiatives that sustain and enrich communities. Drawing from the concept of “Six Degrees of Separation,” Bacon underscores the transformative effects of empathy, understanding, and genuine human connection in interpersonal relationships, societal changes, and personal growth.  

“In today’s world, we’re all so busy and spend so much time staring at screens that it’s easy to forget about some of the cornerstones for thriving as human beings – connection with others, and having compassion,” said Kevin Bacon. “It’s important to remind ourselves that the things we do have an impact down the street and across the globe. I’m passionate about sharing that message and helping more people approach life – and each other – with greater empathy and willingness to connect.” 

Additional Thrive Summit mainstage guests include: 

  • WNBA player AD Durr will discuss their journey to recovery and self-discovery after a two-year hiatus due to a chronic condition. 
  • United Way of Greater Atlanta President and CEO Milton J. Little, Jr. will explore the health and wellbeing challenges faced by area children and youth, and the initiatives his organization has undertaken to impact the community. 
  • Morehouse School of Medicine President and CEO Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, CVS Health Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Women’s Health and Genomics Dr. Joanne Armstrong, MPH, Morgan Health Executive Director Emily Lindemer, and comedian and maternal health advocate Angelina Spicer will come together to address women’s health, inclusion, and wellbeing, highlighting crucial topics impacting women in the workforce. 
  • bp PLC Chief Medical Officer Marleece Estella will discuss the importance of investing in people for success.  
  • Headspace CEO Russell Glass will join Personify Health CEO Chris Michalak for a fireside chat to explore the important role that employers can play in addressing the mental health challenges so many employees face today – both in and out of the workplace. 
  • New York Times Best Selling Author Marcus Buckingham will share why love is the most powerful force in business. He’ll introduce simple and effective ways we can all design love in – for ourselves, our team members, and our customers. 

Breakout Sessions, Demonstrations & Partner Exhibit Hall to Provide Inspiration & Learnings 

On theme, the Thrive Summit brings together peers, experts, and influencers to ignite dynamic discussions and share best practices. On-site Thrive attendees will be able to select from more than 35 breakout sessions featuring leaders from Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations, large hospital systems, 5-star health plans, and consulting and brokerage firms. Deep dive sessions, simulations, and demonstrations are also available for Personify Health’s solutions including health plan administration, care navigation, and holistic wellbeing.  

This year’s event sponsors include more than 25 of Personify Health’s ecosystem partners, including Diamond sponsor Headspace; Gold sponsors CariloopLifeSpeak Inc., and Omada Health; and Silver sponsors Aaptiv, Labcorp, Ovia Health, and Sworkit Health. All in one place, Thrive attendees will learn about integrated partners providing caregiver support, chronic condition management, healthy eating, exercise, mental health, MSK support, women’s health and fertility solutions, and more. 

For additional information about Thrive Summit 2024 and to register to attend (in-person or virtually), please visit