100 Million Healthier Lives blog

100 Million Healthier Lives blog

The Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation’s (TLI) is now a member of 100 Million Healthier Lives, an unprecedented collaboration of change agents across various sectors who share a mission to fundamentally transform health, well-being, and equity – and get at least 100 million people living healthier lives by 2020.

This audacious goal aligns with our efforts to spark transformation and cultural change in healthcare, education or economic empowerment at the community level.  

Limb Loss and Preservation Registry Provides Insight into Challenges and Improves Quality of Care.

Limb Loss and Preservation Registry Provides Insight into Challenges and Improves Quality of Care.

The O&P Edge published an article about TLI’s work on the Limb Loss and Preservation Registry. TLI’s work under the direction of Kenton Kaufman at the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic is supporting people in the limb loss and limb difference communities.

Understanding Readiness

Understanding Readiness

What is Readiness?

Intuitively readiness is a simple concept that applies to individuals and groups in many settings. Only detectable in retrospect, performing well is evidence of having been ready. Judging the degree of readiness requires agreement on what constitutes adequate (or excellent) performance.

Readiness is the responsibility of the person individually who and group collectively that faces the future. To get ready consumes time, thought, and resources. Academically average high school seniors from powerful families growing up affluent and privileged are more likely to be ready for college than stoic students struggling to catch-up from disenfranchised families and communities burdened with poverty.

Change in Executive Leadership

Change in Executive Leadership

Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation Galvanizes Executive Leadership

The Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation (TLI) has reshaped its executive leadership team with the appointment of Shawn Murphy as the new executive director and Dr. Fred Cecere, board member and former executive director, as TLI’s Senior Fellow.

Shawn is a seasoned leader and certified Project Management Professional with an impressive history of driving organizational growth in information technology and services industries. Her responsibilities as executive director will include developing, implementing and ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of the organizational core systems and administrative services that support TLI’s mission, vision and values.

Fostering Cultural Transformation in Healthcare, Education and Economic Empowerment

Fostering Cultural Transformation in Healthcare, Education and Economic Empowerment

Download the Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation’s new White Paper, “Engineering Cultural Change to Community Health Improvement

An environment of economic uncertainty, technological advances and cultural diversity attests to the importance of shifting away from individualism toward a community-minded approach to solving complex issues. Communities increasingly recognize the need to pull together and develop new, impactful strategies, build a united front toward implementing meaningful change, pool resources and share ownership of the results.

Search for Excellence Underway: For the First Annual Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation Awards

 Search for Excellence Underway: For the First Annual Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation Awards

Recognizing excellence to improve or transform health, advance educational opportunities and support economic empowerment, the Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation (TLI) invites applicants for its inaugural national awards program.  

Limb Loss and Preservation Registry Underway!

Limb Loss and Preservation Registry Underway!

TLI partnership with Mayo Clinic to develop a Limb Loss and Preservation Registry (Registry) for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) generates support, interest and palpable enthusiasm during Amputee Coalition’s 2019 National Conference in San Antonio, Texas

Digging Deep: Attacking the Opioid Epidemic at its Roots

Digging Deep: Attacking the Opioid Epidemic at its Roots

Digging Deep: Attacking the Opioid Epidemic at its Roots

Replicating an innovative model for multi-sector community-based collaborative action across America

This will be the first in a series of blogs on TLI’s Community Collaborative™.

People, families and communities are in deep pain as the death toll from substance abuse continues to climb. For the first time in centuries, life expectancy decreased in the United States. The roots of these issues are found where hope for a better future is dying, where isolation and loneliness are common, and where people segregate themselves from the rich cultures and traditions of those they label as “other”.

Discovering Infectious Determinants of Chronic Diseases

Discovering Infectious Determinants of Chronic Diseases

GREAT & GREATER EXPECTATIONS

Determining the cause of chronic diseases – such as Lyme disease, Bartonellosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, neuropsychiatric diseases and Crohn’s disease -- is now within reach.

It’s startling to consider that if only five percent of chronic diseases are attributable to infectious agents, in The United States alone, approximately 4.5 million of the 90 million people living with chronic disease might receive benefit from new plans and programs.

Mayo Clinic Partners with TLI to Develop a National Registry for Limb Loss and Limb Preservation Surgeries

Mayo Clinic Partners with TLI to Develop a National Registry for Limb Loss and Limb Preservation Surgeries

Advancing a Legacy of Improving Health and Quality of Life

TLI is grounded in a commitment to share its expertise in transformative change that impacts health, education and economic empowerment.

So, when the Mayo Clinic awarded TLI a subcontract to assist in the development of a Limb Loss and Preservation Registry for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the entire TLI organization was extremely gratified to participate in a project that could lead to prevention of limb loss, improve amputation surgeries, refine rehabilitation approaches and guide the development of devices for people with limb loss.

HBCU Program Initiation and Donor Support Request

HBCU Program Initiation and Donor Support Request

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACADEMIA SERVING BLACKS & MINORITIES:

Fostering Risk Management and Cybersecurity Training Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions

African-Americans make up only three percent of the information security analysts in the U.S in a field where jobs are expected to grow 18 percent through 2024.

 

As with any business or organization, colleges and universities face significant risk to operations when financial losses occur. Because Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) often have limited resources, the impact of unforeseen problems -- declining enrollment, rising operational costs, financial deficits, changes to state or federal funding -- can be crippling.

Lyme Disease Awareness Month, May 2019

Lyme Disease Awareness Month, May 2019

Know the Facts, Share Your Experiences

Thought Leadership & Innovation Foundation (TLI) supports #LymeDisease awareness

TLI highlights the importance of increased education and awareness about Lyme disease and urges the public to use #LymeDisease for sharing information about this vector-borne disease.

Vector-borne diseases are infections transmitted by the bite of infected arthropod species, such as mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sandflies, and blackflies.