System-atic SEAS Change Strategy
We use the “80/20” rule—comprehensively reviewing the main alternatives, in order to select a small number of integrated plan goals, policies & programs. Together, these system-atically move the needle—on a statewide and eventually nationwide basis.
We use our SEAS Change theory framework in everything we do: virtually 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 already heading for diabetes as adults—and 2/3 of all adults projected to have some type of chronic health conditions, at ever-younger ages—we must focus increasingly on strategies that can be scaled up to millions of people. This makes the K-12 setting essential—a once-in-a-lifetime 13-year-long “captive audience”—already being transported, taught & fed daily, with the vast majority of the costs already paid for—with the option to readily add incremental staff, equipment & facilities for physical education & activity, nutrition & other health education, and mental 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, on-going support, and continuous improvement. Transparency and accountability, including regular performance measurement and objective evaluations, are essential to demonstrate success to funders, political leaders, and the public, and maintain financial and political support.
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 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