HealthETeams Support

Support
  • Chesapeake Bay Area
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • 23455
  • (757) 636-1775
PUBLIC PROFILE

The Three Rs of Being "Healthy"

Posted by Joe Antle on June 8, 2017 9:35 AM EDT
Joe  Antle photo

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....

There are no comments

Sign in to add your comment.

Promotions

  • Expert Stroke Care
    Seven Sentara Earn Certifications
    Sentara has certified stroke care
    HealthETeams Support - (Virginia Beach VA 23455)

Recent Posts

Healthy Advice from a New Grandparent
Earlier this week, I became a grandparent for the first time, and in two months will greet a second...
read more
Population Health Management-Substance Abuse and Recovery
I wanted to share a few thoughts about ways to think about one arena in regional population health...
read more
Four Strategic Pillars for A Healthier Population
Helping People Help Each Other Help Themselves to...
read more
The Third Way: Decision 3-How to Innovate?
Continuing our series of blog posts regarding differing theories of innovation....
read more
´╗┐Disruptive Innovations Often "Erupt": When A Disruption Occurs
During times of disruption in economies, technology, governmental policies or changes in human...
read more
Disruptive Innovations: Often Work Better
Another key element in favor of disruptive innovations is that the disruptive innovations often work...
read more
The Third Way: Decision 2-Complementary Products
The second critical decision when following the methodology of The Third Way to develop effective...
read more
The Fifth Season: Living Well to the End
Joe and Chip have given me the reins this week to take a break from their deep dives into the...
read more
The Third Way: Innovation Decisions
The Third Way to innovation success depends on four key decisions.....
read more
Disruptive Innovation: Easier for Non-consumers to Access
One of the most effective drivers of adoption for any new product or service is ease. Whether it...
read more

Go to blog