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Thrive!, founded by Gary "Chris" Christopherson, is call to action with vision and mission for those wanting to build  thriving future for all. Thrive! Endeavor is vast, sustained human endeavor for building and sustaining a thriving future for all. All Thrive Forever is vision of future when all thrive forever.

Thrive!®, Thrive! Endeavor®, All Thrive Forever®, T!® , Thrivism®, Thrivist®, and What will you do?® are trademarks of Gary A. Christopherson. They are trademarked for public advocacy to promote awareness of the need for positive and integrative decision-making in the fields of public policy, public administration, healthcare and healthcare reform for the purpose of creating and sustaining positive change and a better, thriving future for communities on the local, state, regional and national levels.

Supporting the mission and also founded by Gary Christopherson are "Thrive! Endeavor", "Thrive! - Building a Thriving Future", "Thrivism", "HealthePeople", and "We Are Vulnerable". Their foundation is based on decades of advocacy in and out of government.

Supporting this endeavor, Thrive! Next Generation strategies/models developed from 30+ years experience at local/national levels. They were used for White House, Congress, inner city health system, DoD Military Health System, Veterans Health System and Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services.

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Gary "Chris" Christopherson, Founder (Bio)

He has worked at national and local levels on building better futures, large change, person-centered, vulnerability, health/human services, policy, systems, performance, reform and management.

For decades, he has strongly advocated the Thrive! vision. His strategic, policy, management, performance, and advocacy work spans his service in and out of government.

He authored several nonfiction books, including Thrive! - People's Guide to Thriving Future [Free Dnld] and Thrive! - Manual for Thriving Future [Free Dnld] Also available via Amazon.com

He is sculptor of abstract art (GChris.com) and author of science fiction novels, black box and The Thrive! Endeavor, and children's books, Angel, Thriving Creator of Artful Things, and T!rrific [terrific] - What will you do to thrive? (Amazon.com).

New Book on Chris -  A Life in Pursuit of Thriving for All

 This is story of and by Chris [Gary “Chris” Christopherson] and his lifelong pursuit of a thriving future – all thrive forever. It begins and ends in rural western Wisconsin. But so much happens, much in Washington (DC), in intervening 70+ years. Available in paperback and eBook via Amazon.com  or as free download [PDF]

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Public Service:  (Bio)

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, DoD

Senior Advisor to Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, DHHS

Fellow, National Academy for Public Administration [current]

Senior Fellow and Scholar-in-Residence, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences

Associate Director, Presidential Personnel, Executive Office of the President, White House

Chief Information Officer, Veterans Health Administration, VA

Director of Health Legislation, House Select Committee on Aging, U.S. House of Representatives

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