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.
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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Gary A. Christopherson