America (via) and World
Detailed "via" Strategy Paper
and in the world today, there are millions upon millions of
They are vulnerable due to many causes
(un- or underinsured; poor education, un- or under-employment, poor
housing, etc). Their vulnerabilities range widely (e.g., low
ability, low motivation, low performance, diminished quality of
life, high developmental risks for children, high risk for adverse
events, short life expectancy for newborns & children, short adult
life expectancy). Many persons have multiple vulnerabilities.
Vulnerabilities may change over time.
While we have many people who are
vulnerable today, many more people are at risk of vulnerability in
the years ahead. Further, many people are affected by family and
friends who have vulnerabilities.
To rectify this, communities, America and
the rest of the world need a sustainable strategy to stop actions
that push people down to more vulnerable states and to support
actions that lift people out of vulnerability. We need a
sustainable system in which vulnerability is minimized for all and
The path ahead offers many opportunities to tackle both the
overarching issue of vulnerability and specific interventions that
minimize vulnerability and maximize thriving.
There is an opportunity to tackle
the overall issue of vulnerability in communities, America and the
world. There is an opportunity to work on a person-centered
strategy that moves beyond the limitations of “stovepipe” programs
that tend to only address specific subpopulations or specific
We can bring about an overarching model
and strategy that: addresses whole communities, America and the
world, involves specific subpopulation or issue interventions to
play a constructive role, assesses the benefit (real or projected)
that such interventions have on reducing overall vulnerability and
maximizing overall thriving, and, most importantly, perpetually
prevents/minimizes vulnerability and maximizes thriving in
communities, America and the world.
For example, here are
four overarching strategies that can help minimize vulnerability,
maximize health, and/or maximize thriving on a sustained basis.
is an endeavor and the call to action for building a
thriving future for people, communities, nations and world. Go to:
It uses viaFuture to create and sustain a
thriving future for a population, and/or cross-cutting issue.
provides the vision for creating and sustaining change and a
thriving future coupled with the necessary enhanced ability (next
generation strategy/models/tools) and the necessary strong
motivation. For more, go to: viaFuture.org
[Vulnerable In America and World (via)] is where: 1) we analyze a)
who are the most vulnerable persons and why, b) what forces are
increasing/reducing vulnerability, and c) what strategy would
minimize vulnerability and maximize thriving on a sustained basis
and 2) we then proceed to execute best strategy as an ongoing effort
with ongoing evaluation and adjustments.
[Building a Healthy and Thriving Future] is where we maximize health
via a high performance health system with the following
characteristics: a) person-centered health, b) care in the
community, c) quality and health improvement, d) solving the un- and
underinsured problem, e) virtual health system(s), and f) achieving
high health status. For more, go to: