SEAS Systems Change
We use the “80/20” rule, to select a limited number of plan goals, policies & programs, which together move the needle—on a statewide and eventually nationwide basis.
As part of this, we use our SEAS Change theory framework in everything we do: any plan or policy or program, which we advocate for and get implemented, must be: super-Scalable, extremely Effective, Affordable for all, & sustainably Self-funding [S-E-A-S].
Many programs can have an impact on a small scale of several hundred or thousand people. But with 1 of 3 children heading for diabetes as adults—2 of 3 projected to have some type of chronic health conditions—we must focus increasingly on programs that can be scaled up to millions of children. In addition, it is only realistic to operate programs at this scale in school settings, which already have hundreds or thousands of children in attendance—being transported, taught and fed daily, and with staff, equipment & facilities for physical education & activity, and nutrition & other health education.
We focus on programs proven to achieve world-changing, evidence-based outcomes. We have a commitment to excellence, including understanding local needs and contexts, high quality service delivery, and continuous improvement. Transparency and accountability, including performance measurement and independent evaluations, are essential to demonstrate success to funders, political leaders, and the public.
Scalability and effectiveness must take place at a reasonable cost. Particularly in an era of increasingly tight government and nonprofit resources, proposed solutions must be affordable. Also, in order to serve low-income communities effectively, local research, careful listening, assumption-questioning, practical creativity, and pilot projects are required.
Increasingly, effective social entrepreneurship will depend on approaches that do not require continued donor or social-investor funding after the start-up phase. Healthy Future US prevents dependency by creating a viable performance-based path to sustainably funded success.
Please see other website pages or our latest slide deck for more details.