ACHIEVING A HEALTHY FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN, SCHOOLS, HEALTH SYSTEMS & STATES

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a unique opportunity for very-large scale impact

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To achieve major change, we need more advocates and more financial supporters.

Advocating For Our Work – at No Cost to You

As an advocate for our work, you provide important support—without donating money.

You put in as much time as you wish, as you have available.

We will provide you all the information and assistance you need to advocate, by communicating with your friends & colleagues, and emailing legislators & others.

Whatever you have time for, and depending on the kinds of things you feel comfortable doing.

All we need is your contact info, so that we know how to reach you.  This allows us to stay in touch & to keep you informed—and every once in a while, ask for a small amount of your time.

We will give you info on whom you could contact and what to say.

One quick easy step that you can take now to help us is to fill out our Contact form.

In fact, you help us just by being part of our contact network. That shows legislators, health leaders & other funders that we have a growing base of support for our work.

Helping Us Financially

But if you have significant financial resources, we could really use financial support by those who can afford it:

  • high net worth individuals & foundations for philanthropic giving
  • and major stakeholder-funders involved in providing & paying for health care, who will benefit financially from healthier children 

We are looking for financial support in two stages:

Now:  Expanding Healthy Future US’s work with “capacity-building”—principally to advocate for Healthy Students Healthy State.

Later:  Scale Healthy Students Healthy State, eventually statewide and in every public school.

[If you haven’t done so already: to help understand, if donating/investing in our work is right for you or your organization, please check out the Support menu to find the web page, which seems most relevant to you.]

If you have gotten this far on the website, you are our “target audience”!

If you are frustrated by our nation’s lack of progress in any of these vital areas—improving health, controlling health care costs, reducing racial disparities and income inequalities, or preparing our children adequately for success in their lives—you should seriously consider financially supporting our approach.

[To dig into any of those topics in more detail, please review our website’s Healthy Students Healthy State dropdown menu.]

Make no mistake:  we and our partners are taking on one of the greatest social, education and health challenges, which our country has ever faced.

We can only pull this off—with your support. 
Together, we can overcome this—and in the foreseeable future.

The proof that major improvements in serious health issues are possible, statewide and nationwide?

Our country did it already—with smoking—declining from 42% of adults and 36% of teens in just a few decades to 12% of adults & 6% of teens today.

2024 marks the start of our first major fund-raising campaign.

After laying the groundwork for over eight years at our own cost, we are looking for significant donation/grant-investments by a small number of high-net-worth individuals and impact-oriented foundations.

(We would also be pleased for particularly innovative stakeholder organizations such as health plans or providers to invest now—early in our work.)

We are searching for like-minded financial partners, who are committed to move beyond frustration and outrage over the status quo, to move the needle—to actually make major long-term improvements in our country.

This is a donation-investment—a 501c3 tax-deductible contribution/grant to us—but resulting in large-scale systemic change, and with the accountability of a financial investment.

(We also plan to set up a 501c4 for certain advocacy work, if you are interested in that, and do not need a tax deduction.  That gives us even more flexibility in our advocacy-related spending.)

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Your Impact—Co-Founding with Us

You will be hard-pressed to find a more impactful social or health investment, or a higher economic ROI impact, for such a large number of people—eventually, affecting virtually all Americans in a significant way…because everyone ultimately shares in everyone else’s health care costs.

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We started with almost a blank slate. No one else had figured out how to reverse decades-long trends of inactivity, and unhealthy nutrition, and mental health issues, in a realistic, systemic, scalable, affordable, and financially sustainable way.

However, we were able to build off of others’ work—whether academic research & government data, innovative school-based programs & policies, and experts’ & leaders’ insights & advice.

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Matt Mixer & Keri Schoeff of Arizona Health & Physical Education present award to Scott Turner, 2017

We have spent many years at our own cost and with our own time, and made tremendous progress. This has reduced the risk for your financial support—and increased your chances of high impact & ROI by supporting us.

Mutual Commitment

We are asking you to consider making a long-term, conditional commitment to our work.

“Conditional commitment” is not a legal obligation—more importantly, it is a moral one.

It requires that Healthy Future US makes significant progress, in order to expect you to continue financially supporting our work. You hold us accountable, and you decide if we have made enough progress to justify additional financial support.

But as long as we are making adequate progress, we can count on you for a certain minimum amount of money that you pledge, in order to help sustain our work.

So in addition to an upfront investment, you make a larger conditional long-term commitment—which allows us to add people and commit resources in a timely manner and on the scale needed.

We have spent many years at our own cost and with our own time, and made tremendous progress. This has reduced the risk for your donation-investment—and increased your chances of high impact & ROI by supporting us

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Frankly, if we don’t have a long-term commitment by our co-founding donor-investors, we won’t have the cash on our balance sheet to be able to hire & retain the people we need to make this happen.

To achieve our goals in just one state (which also lays the groundwork for others—the so-called first followers), this requires multiple full-time-equivalent people working over many years. And now more than ever: it’s a “buyer’s market” for great people—and we only want to bring in great people dedicated to an ambitious and demanding mission. To persuade them to leave what they are doing and join us, we need at least 3 years of committed salary financial support, per person recruited.

Next Steps

If you think that degree of support is a lot to ask, let’s talk about it. If you have gotten this far in reviewing our work, we are clearly striking a chord with you.

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So let’s discuss how we can partner to make major sustainable improvements in our country, together.

Contact Us Now 

One quick easy step that you can take now to help us is to fill out our Contact form.

When you fill out the Contact form, you can specify if & how you want us to follow up with you.

Also:  Please let colleagues, friends or others who may be interested know about our work!

Please copy a link to this webpage to text to them;
or forward this webpage via email.

Here are other links you can copy & paste to text or email; or click to create an email now:

About Healthy Future US – click to Email now
Healthy Students Healthy State – Overview & Details – click to Email now

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our work.  Working together, we can make a better world for our families and future generations!