America (via) and World
Detailed "via" Strategy Paper
In America and in the world today, there are millions upon millions
of vulnerable persons.
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 programmatic interventions.
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.
"via” Endgame Strategy
For example, here
are four overarching strategies that can help minimize
vulnerability, maximize health, and/or maximize thriving on a
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.
viaFuture 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 [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.
HealthePeople [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: