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HealthePeople® - Building A Healthy And Thriving Future

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Achieving Healthy People
    Achieving Healthy and Thriving Future

    We have begun a challenging journey toward achieving healthy and thriving people, communities and world. Thrive! is the overall vision, mission and strategy. HealthePeople is the vision, mission and strategy for health and well-being.
    To achieve healthy people and a healthy and thriving future, “HealthePeople - Building a Healthy and Thriving Future” offers an integrated strategy for you, your communities and our world.
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HealthePeople - Building Healthy & Thriving Future

HealthePeople - Achieving Healthy and Thriving Future for All People, Communities and World
    This strategy was created with vision of healthy people and healthy and thriving future via a strategy of high performance health systems for all  that are self-perpetuating, affordable, accessible, person-centered, “e” enabled, prevention-oriented, and producing high health quality, outcomes and status.
    HealthePeople combines the best of all strategies to achieve healthy people and help achieve a healthy and thriving future for you, your communities and our world.
HealthePeople - Achieving a Healthy America
    In America, we have begun a challenging journey toward reforming the American health care system and improving America's health. In 2010, reform was enacted, a major improvement, especially for the un-/underinsured.
    America needs effective transformation as we spend 1/6th (about $3 trillion) of our economy on health without producing a healthy America or healthy people.
    To achieve full health reform, HealthePeople combines the best of all our strategies to achieve healthy people and help achieve a healthy and thriving future for America.

HealthePeople - Vision & Strategy for Healthy People & Healthy & Thriving Future

HealthePeople - Strategy Paper


    “HealthePeople - Building a Healthy and Thriving Future” is a proposed strategy whose near-term vision is to achieve substantially healthier Americans and a substantially healthier America and to achieve substantially healthier people and substantially healthier nations. The long-term vision is to achieve healthy people globally and a healthy, thriving world.

    HealthePeople strategy was created with the belief that we can reach this vision via an endgame strategy of high performance, health systems for all that are self-perpetuating, affordable, accessible, “e” enabled, person-centered, prevention-oriented, and producing high health quality, outcomes and status.


    HealthePeople is a collaborative strategy to transform to affordable, person-centered, prevention, outcomes-driven, and "e" enabled health systems that help achieve better health.

   We can positively transform health systems and achieve a healthier America and world by successfully applying 15 supportive strategies:

  • High quality, affordability, accessibility

  • Strong person-centered health

  • Support strongly applying “public health”

  • Needed care accessible financially

  • Support most vulnerable persons

  • Support strong core health benefits

  • Support strong core long term care benefits

  • Support strong person-centered care

  • Support effectively using prevention

  • Help ensure long term affordability

  • Support pay for effective care

  • Support high performance measures

  • Support strong quality/performance improvement for all/across care settings

  • Support reasonable access physically

  • Support strong health information system

HealthePeople - High Performance Health System

"HealthePeople" uses a "High Performance Health System" model which is a strategic  improvement and behavior model for helping achieve healthy people and build a healthy and thriving future. Using the model, we set target health and functional status to achieve the vision “all people are healthy”.

High Performance Health System

About HealthePeople® - Achieving Healthy People & Healthy Future

   To achieve full health reform, healthy people, and healthy, thriving America and world, “HealthePeople” offers much. 

  This strategy helps us reach this vision via a strategy of high performance health systems for all that are affordable, accessible, person-centered, “e” enabled, prevention, and producing high health quality, outcomes and status. 

   HealthePeople addresses current programs, American health care reform, remaining gaps and execution challenges. Combining best strategies, together we can achieve healthy people and build healthier America and world and move toward truly healthy, thriving future.

   HealthePeople is a strategy to build effective health systems via:

  • National Health Reform

  • High Performance Systems

  • Un- and Underinsured

  • Quality Improvement

  • Fair Payment Systems

  • EHR Systems

  • Virtual Health System

  • Person-centered health

  • Behavioral Effectiveness


   HealthePeople® is trademark of Gary Christopherson.

HealthePeople Founding

   For decades, Founder, Gary "Chris" Christopherson, strongly advocated causes that support HealthePeople vision. His strategic, policy, management, performance, and advocacy work spans his service in/out of government.

    His primary work has been with creating and sustaining large scale, positive change, improving health, reducing vulnerability, and helping build a thriving future.

  His decision to found HealthePeople® and Thrive!® comes from decades of advocacy. It comes from a realization that saving parts of a community is helpful, but is not enough. What is needed is "whole community" view and "whole community" vision of what we must, can and will achieve. Communities can be of any size from towns to States to nations to the world.

  Strategies and models have been developed from 30+ years of experience at local and national levels. Parts or all have been used in White House, Congress, inner city health systems, DoD Military Health System, Veterans Health System and  Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services.

  He held senior executive and policy positions:

    Founder, "Thrive!", "HealthePeople"

    Acting Asst. Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

    Senior Advisor to COO, CMS, DHHS

    Senior Fellow, Institute of Medicine

    Fellow, National Academy of Public Admin.

    Assoc. Dir., Presidential Personnel, White House

    Chief Info. Officer, Veterans Health Administration

    Dir. of Health Legis., Select Committee on Aging

Overall Thrive!® Strategy

Thrive! vision, mission, strategy and supportive tools help  build a thriving future for all forever.    

Vision:  All thrive forever. All includes you, your communities, and our world.

 Mission:  Create large, positive, timely change that achieves surviving and thriving future for all forever. 

Strategy: A joint Thrive! Endeavor and call to action builds a thriving future for all forever.


Thrive! Endeavor® - Join endeavor to build thriving future. ThriveEndeavor.org
All Thrive Forever® - Aspire to better future when all thrive forever. AllThriveForever.org
We Are Vulnerable - Reduce and avoid vulnerability to build better future. WeAreVulnerable.org
Thrive! - Building Thriving Future - Use Thrive! strategy/tools to build better future. ThrivingFuture.org
Thrive! - All Thrive Forever - "Play" strategic game in real-life with real consequences. ThriveForever.org
HealthePeople® - Use Thrive! to build healthy and thriving future. HealthePeople.com
GChris Sculpture - Sculpture supporting large, positive change and thriving future. GChris.com


T! Blog - key messages and suggested actions. ThriveBlog.org

T! Blog - asking and challenging "What will you do?" ThriveBlog.net 


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