The Citizen Report Card explained…

I thought I was done with Report Cards ?!?!?!

The rising cost of healthcare has made health an economic issue. Interestingly, much of the cost of healthcare comes from a few chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. The presence and severity of these conditions are significantly influenced by our health behaviors and lifestyles. There is also a growing understanding that stress may be at the top of list when it comes to the condition that affects how long, and how well, we live (possibly by affecting our life choices). It seems as though the more stress (or distressed) we are, the poorer our lifestyle choices, which can have a dramatic impact on our health.  As such, the solutions to our current healthcare challenges may come more from being “socially empowered” or rather improving our “social fitness”, vs. treatment that only focuses on selective chronic medical conditions.

Enter the “Citizen Report Card”, which is a tool to help anyone identify behaviors that they can use to empower themselves, their family, and their community (reducing stress and enhancing your ability to make better choices). Its was strategically named “Report Card” to emphasize the importance of education, and to allow children to see the “grades” of their parents. While this report card can be used by all, it really focuses on the  “earning years” of life (from 18-65). The ultimate goal of this site is to facilitate the creation of a “community of Aʼs”, which would be a wonderful place to live.

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