His three-decade commitment to social change and innovation has earned numerous awards, including the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award recipient. Tramuto currently serves as a member of the board of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and is chairman of its Leadership Council where his foundation has committed to funding a three-year, $1 million grant to address workplace bullying, leading a national initiative to address workplace dignity and inclusion in the U.S. and Europe.
Tramuto is a passionate champion of cutting-edge approaches to healthcare access, drug safety, and addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH), defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Under his leadership during his tenure as CEO of Tivity Health, he transformed the business business model to center around partnering progressively, profitably and collaboratively with consumers, payers, healthcare practitioners and employers in cutting-edge approaches to SDOH conditions including nutrition, fitness and social connection, that improve health outcomes and reduce medical costs.
Before joining Tivity Health, Tramuto’s record of bringing together social commitment with healthcare innovation included his founding of Physicians Interactive Holdings (Aptus Health sold to WebMD in 2019), a global provider of insight-driven digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers. Reflecting a conviction that universal healthcare is a basic human right for all people, he also launched Health eVillages, a non-profit organization providing state-of-the-art mobile health technology in the most challenging clinical environments and working to broaden healthcare access.
Tramuto is a member of the Brown University Healthcare Leadership Board, as well as the boards of directors of the Boston University School of Public Health, the Livongo Health Foundation, Sharecare, Inc., and GoCheck Kids, as well as a member of the Gryphon Investment Executive Advisory Board. He is the mastermind behind a groundbreaking 360° public service campaign and annual summit addressing challenges unique to older adults, including the too-often overlooked issues of isolation and loneliness.
A proponent of lifelong learning, Tramuto holds honorary doctorates from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Thomas Jefferson University, Lasell College and Saint Joseph’s College, and is the author of Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business now available in the U.S. and Italy.
- Customized Healthcare Topics
- Workplace Dignity
In 2017, Donato Tramuto became chairman of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Leadership Council. As chairman, he is pursuing a singular initiative: workplace dignity.
Today, in organizations of all types (for profit corporations, nonprofits, and governmental/public sector organizations), a lack of dignity, respect and honor is rampant. Organizations that are meant to confer a sense of meaning and purpose through work, offer opportunity to those that need it, and control the efficient allocation of resources, often become a breeding ground for destructive behaviors. A lack of dignity for others shows up in a myriad of ways…
· Abuse of social and/or political power to control others
· Withholding opportunity and/or resources unfairly
· Showing prejudice and/or bias in the workplace
· Engaging in physical, emotional or psychological abuse
Over 60 million U.S. workers are affected in some way by workplace bullying. And over 60 percent of the time bullies are bosses, yet given social and power dynamics in the workplace, only 29% of cases are reported. Leveraging the success of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights anti- bullying program in schools, Tramuto is working to develop a task force of powerful CEOs and a corporate curriculum to address this issue in the workplace.
· Awareness and validation of the issue of workplace dignity in corporate America.
· Tools to address this issue in every workplace, big or small, across sectors.
· Importance for company culture and the bottom line of taking a stand to support dignity in the workplace.
- Global Health Activist
For more than three decades (and four million air miles), Donato Tramuto, CEO of Tivity Health, has devoted his career to improving health outcomes for people all over the world. Compelled by the belief that everyone has a basic human right to healthcare regardless of their income or circumstances, he has made a significant impact as a global healthcare activist. He fought for better patient care during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1990’s, advocated for a safer drug environment and digital health solutions in the 2000’s, and has worked to reduce medical errors. In this presentation, Donato will share his journey to address healthcare disparities in underserved communities. Many of these communities lack access to current health information and connectivity that drives health and well-being. It has also been reported that one billion people will go to their graves prematurely because they lack access to a healthcare worker. To help address this, Donato created Health eVillages, a global non-profit that provides state-of-the-art mobile health tools and training in some of the world’s poorest and most challenging clinical settings.
· Healthcare challenges facing underserved areas
· What the U.S. can learn from healthcare practitioners in underserved regions
· Importance of Collaborative IQ in solving the world’s healthcare challenges.
- Leadership and Inspiration
Donato Tramuto, CEO of Tivity Health and author of Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business, reflects on the challenges he faced throughout his life that have inspired him to succeed beyond expectations. He illustrates how adversity can build character and highlights the events that instilled in him the drive to dedicate his life to making the world a more fair and just place for others. The book chronicles three decades of healthcare industry changes, and includes Tramuto’s ten principles of leadership. In this presentation, Tramuto will share some of these principles gleaned through his distinguished career as a healthcare innovator and industry leader. He will challenge attendees to practice transformational leadership - the ability to see the big picture, take the long view (look beyond the immediate task to bigger, long range issues), and to do the right thing.
• The importance of knowing your “why” and using adversity to motivate you.
• How to leverage Collaborative IQ when tackling business challenges or leading social change.
• Innovation with integration yields better results.