Tim Frie, M.S.
Expand access to preventive and integrative healthcare
Healthcare is a basic human right, not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it. Further, the healthcare we receive should be focused on preventing disease and increasing both our healthspan and lifespan – not just eliminating symptoms.
Integrate discussions among state agencies
Our health is complex, interconnected, and multifaceted. As such, it cannot be addressed in a silo, which is why harmonizing cross-agency initiatives, programs, research, and education is paramount.
Establish highly-visible community wellness and agricultural programs
Most established wellness programs fall short of producing meaningful change. Communities must be empowered and bonded together in an environment that is safe and focused on cultivating long-term health and well-being.
Shift the perspective from reactive to proactive
It’s too costly to keep waiting for disease and systemic dysfunction to cause harm before responding. We need to shift the conversation to identifying the root cause of dysfunction and preventing it from happening in the first place.