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The Three Rs of Being "Healthy"

Posted by Joe Antle on June 8, 2017 9:35 AM EDT
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Believe it or not, the three Rs being referred to are not.....

...reading, riting and rithmetic!

I am talking about "redemption, recovery, reinvention".

And of these three words, the one most relevant to the vernacular of living healthier lives, being healthy financially, leading a healthier organization and helping other people help each other help themselves be a more vital part of a healthy community is "recovery".  After all, if pundits are correct when they say most folks are prompted to take bolder action is when they are trying to avoid a bad loss of some sort-fear of loss is a powerful motivator for changing behavior they say.  Then it makes sense that an inverse element of changing behavior at scale may be to create a sense of action around the notion of recovery-never returning to a state of loss once experienced-whether that be in one's health, one's finances, one's status, one's career or in one's standing among friends they know (social wellbeing) or those that they share a passion with but don't know yet (community wellbeing).

While this line of thought may seem a little too theoretic or a little too hyperbole-based, it may, in fact, be the right starting point for driving change at scale in geographic regions as it relates to population health management and health care.  And if that theorem holds true then the best two areas to focus on where recovery and reversal of poor health are possible through diet, exercise and emotional health management-the diabetes and substance abuse would be the ones I'd launch from first.  Both are growing beyond any expectation from years past, both are inherently locally served conditions, both result in many deaths, both drive very high costs and both have been proved by science and practice to have evidence-based interventions as part of the solution.

Just my thoughts....

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