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About Thrive!

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

 Thrive!®,Thrive! Endeavor®, All Thrive Forever®, T!®, 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 this endeavor, Thrive! strategies and models have developed from 30+ years of experience at local and national levels.

 Thrive! has been used for White House, Congress, inner city health, DoD Military Health System, Veterans Health System, Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services.

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

    For decades, he strongly advocated Thrive! vision. His strategic, policy, management, performance and advocacy work spans service in/out of government. His primary work has been large, positive change and building a better future.

    He is a sculptor of abstract art (, having created over 200 sculptures. He also authored two science fiction novels - The Thrive! Endeavor and black box and two children's books - T!rrific [terrific] - What will you do to thrive? and Angel, Thriving Creator of Artful Things. (

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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