NBA Commissioner Silver headlines forum on health, wellness

NEW YORK (AP) NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will headline a forum next week to discuss solutions for better health and wellness.

The ''Total Health Forum'' will be held Jan. 28 in Washington, where former NBA and WNBA players will join Silver, U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy and Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson.

Silver has made player health one of his priorities as commissioner. The forum focuses on health for all individuals and communities, and identifying necessary steps for a healthier lifestyle.

Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest integrated health system, is the NBA's official health care partner.

Hall of Famers Bob Lanier and Dikembe Mutombo, former NBA players Shane Battier and Steve Smith and WNBA stars Tamika Catchings and Swin Cash also will take part.

The forum comes near the conclusion of NBA FIT week, which features programs and events encouraging active and healthy lifestyles.

More information is available at www.nbafit.com .