An Evolving Work
Community Initiatives Network and ReThink Health, in partnership with the Community Commons, Well Being Trust, and Well Being in the Nation (WIN) Network, curate and develop resources to support individuals, organizations, and communities working to ensure all people and places thrive, no exceptions.
We continue to build on the unifying approach for action, pivotal moves, and trend bending ideas included in Thriving Together: A Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Communities Across America.
The movement for thriving is messy, far-reaching, and rapidly changing, as all serious system change endeavors must be. Along the way, we hope Thriving.US will keep evolving to help stewards stay on course to thrive together.
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Help us support the movement for thriving people and places by sharing your ideas, experiences, and resources.
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In eight weeks from May through June 2020, more than 100 people and organizations diverted their daily work to help craft Thriving Together: A Springboard for Equitable Recovery and Resilience in Communities Across America.
This Springboard is designed to help us open a new chapter in America’s quest for well-being and justice—to propel a movement that will match the high stakes of this legacy moment. The guiding framework used in this Springboard does not tell us what to do or how to act. It simply organizes the things that all people and places need in order to thrive.
Bobby Milstein | ReThink Health
Monte Roulier | Community Initiatives
Christopher Kelleher | Better Focus
Elizabeth Hartig | Community Initiatives
Stacy Wegley | Community Initiatives
Deep Dive Contributors
Kelly Anchrum, StriveTogether • John Auerbach, Trust for America’s Health • Rayla Bellis, Transportation for America • Laura Blanke, Well Being Trust • Jennifer Blatz, StriveTogether • Brian Dabson, Univ of North Carolina/Aspen Institute • Velvet Bryant, Annie E. Casey Foundation • Jonah C Cunningham, Trust for America’s Health • Amanda Cavanagh, Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH), Illinois Public Health Institute (PHI) • David Chrislip, Skillful Means • Jennifer Cleghorn, Growth Philanthropy Network/Social Impact Exchange (SIE) • Parker Cohen, Prosperity Now • Cherie Collins Sims, Prosperity Now • Catherine Cox Blair, Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) • Gary Cunningham, Prosperity Now • Teresa Cutts, Stakeholder Health, Wake Forest School of Medicine • Paula Daniels, Center for Good Food Purchasing • Jennifer Davis, Education Redesign Lab, Harvard Graduate School of Education • Joslyn Davis, StriveTogether • Eleni Delimpaltadaki, National Community Reinvestment Coalition • Peter Eckart, DASH, Illinois PHI • Sasha Forbes, NRDC • Jenna Fortunati, Transportation for America • Rob Friedman, NRDC • Robert E Friedman, Prosperity Now • Meleah Geertsma, NRDC • Bob Giloth, Annie E. Casey Foundation • Sara Goldrick-Rab, Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice • Melissa Grober-Morrow, Prosperity Now • Colin Groth, StriveTogether • Gary Gunderson, Stakeholder Health, Wake Forest • Rosanne Haggerty, Community Solutions • Janet Heinrich, Funders Forum on Accountable Health • Lisa Herron, Well Being Trust • Paul Howard, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) • Dora Hughes, Funders Forum on Accountable Health • Bridget Jancarz, StriveTogether • Patrick Jordan, Enterprise Community Partners • Richard Laine, DFI Consulting • Irene Lee, Annie E. Casey Foundation • Andrea Levere, Yale School of Management • Jeff Levi, Funders Forum on Accountable Health • Ninon Lewis, IHI • Susan Martinez, DASH, Illinois PHI • Barbara Masters, Funders Forum on Accountable Health • Marianne McPherson, IHI • Benjamin F Miller, Well Being Trust • Sarah Milligan-Toffler, Children & Nature Network • Helen Mittmann, Funders Forum on Accountable Health • Tyler Norris, Well Being Trust • Erik Olson, NRDC • Beth Osborne, Transportation for America • David Persky, Growth Philanthropy Network/SEI • Shelley Poticha, NRDC • Brian Rahmer, Enterprise Community Partners • Marissa Ramirez, NRDC • Amy Reid, IHI • Paul Reville, Education Redesign Lab, Harvard • Carley Riley, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Univ of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 100 Million Healthier Lives, WIN Network • Jim Ritchie Dunham, Vibrancy • Alexander Rossides, Growth Philanthropy Network/SEI • Brita Roy, Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health, 100 Million, WIN Network • Somava Saha, Well-Being and Equity (WE) in the World, Harvard Medical School, WIN Network • Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar, StriveTogether • Sarah Seegal, Affect Mental Health • Khalil Shahyd, NRDC • Anne Sherman, Growth Philanthropy Network/SEI • Lebaron Sims, Prosperity Now • Clare Tanner, DASH, Michigan PHI • Trissa Torres, IHI • Holden Weisman, Prosperity Now
Imran Andrabi, ThedaCare • Liz Baxter, North Sound Accountable Community of Health • Dayna Bowen Matthew, Univ of Virginia School of Law and Medical School • Harry Boyte, Institute for Public Life and Work • Rayon Brown, Fox Valley Technical College • Michael Brumage, West Virginia Univ • Nick Cochart, Algoma School District • Pearce Godwin, Listen First Project • Darrell Hillaire, Children of the Setting Sun Productions • Dalila Madison Almquist, PolicyLink • Louisa Mancey, WE in the World • Michael McAfee, PolicyLink • Katie McCormack, WE in the World • Paula Morgen, ThedaCare • Zayd Muhammad, Proviso Partners for Health • Sue Polis, National League of Cities • Jason Schulist, Boldt • Marie Strom, Institute for Public Life and Work • Trygve Throntveit, Institute for Public Life and Work • Nick Tilsen, NDN Collective • Teal VanLanen, Algoma School District • Mary Wilson, South Fulton People Centered Economic Development Collaborative
Ella Auchincloss, ReThink Health • Erin Barbaro, Institute for People, Place, and Possibility (IP3) + Community Commons • Nina Burke, ReThink Health • Colleen Butler, Local Voices Network • Anna Creegan, ReThink Health • Anne Ekedahl De Biasi, WE in the World • Jane Erickson, ReThink Health • Roxanne Medina Fulcher, IP3 + Community Commons • David Gibbs, Community Initiatives • Sloan Gingg, IP3 + Community Commons • Jennifer Graves, Well Being Trust • Jack Homer, ReThink Health • Sara Ivey, IP3 + Community Commons • Laura Landy, ReThink Health • Albert Lang, Well Being Trust • Mathias Lemos Castillo, Local Voices Network • Tiffany Manuel, The CaseMade • Grainger Marburg, Well Being Trust • Sona Pai, SP Editorial • Parisa Parsa, Cortico • Pedja Stojicic, ReThink Health • Michelle Windmoeller, IP3 + Community Commons
We gratefully acknowledge support from the Well Being Trust, CDC Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.