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Our Tenets

We Believe

What we develop is driven by those we serve. Families at the local level and their community services will provide guidance and the relevant direction needed for our programs...building on the strengths of their own local communities. This strategy will help ensure local support and sustainability as we build a framework that can be replicated in communities across the country.

Nimble Framework

Community Resource

We will be a central community resource for families and their unique needs in navigating local medical, educational, and human services agencies. Our national framework is designed to be simple, relevant, and adaptable at the local level. That’s not to say once built, it will remain static. We must be nimble enough to evaluate and improve based on the needs of the communities we serve.

Pass It On

Family Strength

While our families face challenges based on chronic illness or the disability of a child, there is also an ability to celebrate and share strengths with each other. Community partners like the YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs and others can aid in providing a welcoming environment – whether in person or virtually – to bring families together…allowing a comfortable forum to share strategies while providing mutual support.

Knowledgable Leadership

Our Executive Board

Our Executive Board is made up of people with experience in healthcare and service to families and children with chronic illness and disability. But experience only goes so far. Most importantly, all are passionate about improving the lives of those we serve.

From Past to the Present

Our History

Building Healthier America started as an organization whose primary focus was to reverse the obesity trends faced by children, families and communities – many of whom wrestled with the impact diabetes was having on their lives. The guiding philosophy behind outreach was that building a sustainable culture of healthy behavior requires change in not only the individual behavior, but within our communities. Successful strides were made in Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest. The models developed in these communities are transferable to today’s expanded mission of serving families with children managing chronic illness or disability.

Want to Get Involved?

Join Our Advisory Board

Building Healthier America is actively seeking advisors to help guide us in implementing our mission. We are looking for passionate people willing to contribute their ideas and intellect as we grow. Advisors can be members of a family or someone managing chronic illness or disability, professionals working in healthcare and/or social services, attorneys, teachers…anyone that has a passion for improving the lives of our families.

We hope you consider getting involved. The commitment is not overly time consuming, but we promise you it will be rewarding. To learn more click on the button below.

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