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Founder  

   Throughout career, Gary "Chris" Christopherson, Founder, has focused on strategic systems, management and performance, national policy, health/human service systems, models and reform. 

Founder, "Thrive!", "Vulnerable", "HealthePeople"

Sen. Adv., Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs, DoD

 Senior Fellow, Institute of Medicine, NAS

Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration

 Chief Information Officer, VHA, VA

Assoc. Dir., Off. of Presidential Personnel, EOP

 Dir. of Health Legis., House Committee on Aging

 Bachelor’s in Political Science and Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Wisconsin - Madison. Doctoral work at John Hopkins University School of Public Health.

Accomplishments

     He had a wide range of accomplishments:

Founded "Thrive!", "Vulnerable", "HealthePeople"

 Developed national model for “reducing vulnerability and maximizing thriving”

Led Strategic/Operational Plan for CMS Developed “person-centered health” model 

Developed national “virtual health system” model

Led, with Surgeons General, re-design and re-engineering of Military Health System

Got Presidential approval for force health protection

 Developed inner city health system in Milwaukee

Wrote legislation introduced to protect the un- and under insured and reform Medicare and Medicaid

Developed and was lead staff for Congressional hearings on un-/underinsured, Alzheimer’s research and care, long term care, and health costs

Developed “behavioral effectiveness model” for improving health for most vulnerable

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