|Grew up near village of Nelson, WI. Now lives there; formerly lived in University Park, MD (Greater Washington DC area).|
For decades, he has been a strong advocate of causes that support the viaFuture vision. His strategic, policy, management, performance, and advocacy work spans his service both in government and outside. His primary work has been with creating and sustaining large scale, positive change, improving health, reducing vulnerability and building a better and preferably thriving future.
"Thrive!", "viaFuture", "HealthePeople" and "Vulnerable" grow out of many years of advocacy. It comes from a realization that saving parts of a "community" is helpful if done well, but is not enough. What is missing is an effort that takes a "whole community" view and has a "whole community" vision of what we must, can and will achieve. Communities can be of any size from towns and cities to States to regions to nations to multinational areas.
The "via" core set of strategies and models have been developed from 30+ years of experience at the local and nationals levels.
Parts or all of viaFuture and via have been used in the White House, Congress, inner city health systems, the Department of Defense's Military Health System, the Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health System and the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services.
They were used during his service as Senior Executive (Strategy, Management and Policy) with White House, Congress, and Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services.
Leadership & Management Positions (Bio)
Throughout career, he has focused on strategic systems, management and performance and on national policy issues and health and human service systems, models and reform.
Bachelor’s in Political Science and Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Doctoral work at John Hopkins University School of Public Health.
|Overall Thrive! Vision and Strategy|
|Thrive! - New "Manual" for Building a Thriving Future [Amazon or Dwnld]|
HealthePeople - Healthy
Phone - 301 318 3760
Gary "Chris" Christopherson
|Related Efforts & Websites|
|Thrive! - ThrivingFuture|