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Learning from the Pandemic: 100% Community Delivers the Plan to Make Our States Crisis-Proof

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Right now our communities face stark challenges. Pandemics and economic disruptions make once comfortable lives vulnerable, while those already enduring adversity find life impossible. 100% Community is the reset button, providing the roadmap for how we work together in new ways to create local systems of health, safety, education and economic stability.

From the authors of Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment, Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello’s new book 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving is a comprehensive guide for ensuring that all states, cities and communities become crisis-proof.

100% Community demonstrates how leaders can, and are right now, ensuring that ten vital services in their communities are fully working and accessible. Ortega Courtney and Cappello call these services that no one can do without, the “surviving services.” These begin with accessible medical care and include behavioral health care, safe housing, secure food and transport to vital services.

Once these services are secure, communities progress to ensuring access to the “thriving services” which include: parent supports, early childhood learning programs, community schools, youth mentors and job training. Each of these services play a vital role in keeping our communities safe from challenges — both predictable and unexpected.

For those thinking that these services already exist in their county, city or state, 100% Community will demonstrate how far that is from reality. Readers will discover that even if some of these services do exist, when a crisis strikes, access to these services often disappear in the blink of an eye. According to the authors: “If we have learned anything from decades of crisis after crisis, it is that we are all more vulnerable than we think.” 100% Community has the plan for the safety and success of everyone.

Alan Webber, Mayor of Santa Fe, NM, and co-founder of Fast Company magazine says about 100% Community, “In this time of crisis and change, we all need a guidebook toward a better future. As we come out from the current emergency, 100% Community gives us the map to social justice and equity, a template for a way forward that can turn a crisis into an opportunity for all of our children and families.”

100% Community provides a tested step-by-step guide to creating a seamless local system of health, safety and training. Insights from decades of real-world experience facing crisis provide context and expertise to ensure vital local systems that leave no one behind.

To contact the authors about this press release, please email info@tenvitalservices.org.

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REVIEWS

“For all of us who believe that we can make everyone’s health, safety, resilience and readiness for a crisis a priority, this book shows the way.”
—Senator Bill Soules, New Mexico State Senator

“The 100% Community initiative guides us as we embrace the opportunity to design the new systems of care and safety we urgently need.”
—Matt Probst, Medical Director, PA-C, El Centro Family Health, NM and 100% Community initiative director

“In this time of crisis and change, we all need a guidebook toward a better future. As we come out from the current emergency, 100% Community gives us the map to social justice and equity, a template for a way forward that can turn a crisis into an opportunity for all of our children and families.”
—Alan Webber, Mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico and co-founder of Fast Company magazine

“Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello have not only clearly illustrated the need for a united front of services for our communities, but have now provided a road map for exactly how we can move from crisis to cohesion. The framework provided in this book makes it the most timely (and critical) book release of 2020 to date. If I could wave a magic wand and place it in the hands of every community leader, I would do it in a heartbeat. These two have once again provided the instruction manual. It is up to each of us to turn it into ACTION!”
—Erica Wade, Director, The Center, Owensboro, KY

“WOW!! Simple, impactful, methodical, and “do-able” action steps to change our communities in less than 5 years—a must read. A must share! Get an easy to read copy into the hands of your community leaders- the ones who can say “YES” and be a part of a movement to change your world. This book is so much more than a book. One chapter will have you hooked!”
—Rosemary Conder, CASA – Child Advocate, KY

AUTHORS
EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

100% Community authors, Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello, have a collective half century working in and for the public sector. They know why systems that should protect us instead fail us, and the process of continuous quality improvement to fix them. 100% Community is the plan of action that’s required reading for national, state and local leaders seeking to ensure the health and safety of every family and community — creating a true system of care, support, resilience and readiness in all 3000+ US counties.

Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney

Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney

Dr. Courtney is an advocate for strengthening continuous quality improvement in all family-serving organizations, from health care to transportation, to create a seamless system of health and safety in each county. She promotes a data-driven, cross-sector and technology-empowered county capacity-building process. She is also the co-author, with Dominic Cappello, of 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving to guide local leadership in every state and county in their work designing fully-resourced cities and towns where vital services like health care, among ten surviving and thriving services, meet the needs of all families and community members. She and Cappello are also co-authors of Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment, which serves as a long overdue call-to-action for each state to end adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, social adversity and health disparities. Dr. Courtney has a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Texas Christian University, where she studied at the Institute of Behavioral Research. Dr. Courtney worked with the State of New Mexico for eight years, first as the Juvenile Justice Epidemiologist, then as Bureau Chief of the Child Protective Services Research, Assessment and Data Bureau. Dr. Courtney championed and co-developed the New Mexico Data Leaders for Child Welfare program, which was implemented in NYC, Connective and Pennsylvania. She has worked in policy, research and has led community initiatives through her work at the Santa Fe Community Foundation and the New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership.

Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney

Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney

Dr. Courtney is an advocate for strengthening continuous quality improvement in all family-serving organizations, from health care to transportation, to create a seamless system of health and safety in each county. She promotes a data-driven, cross-sector and technology-empowered county capacity-building process. She is also the co-author, with Dominic Cappello, of 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving to guide local leadership in every state and county in their work designing fully-resourced cities and towns where vital services like health care, among ten surviving and thriving services, meet the needs of all families and community members. She and Cappello are also co-authors of Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment, which serves as a long overdue call-to-action for each state to end adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, social adversity and health disparities. Dr. Courtney has a PhD in Experimental Psychology from Texas Christian University, where she studied at the Institute of Behavioral Research. Dr. Courtney worked with the State of New Mexico for eight years, first as the Juvenile Justice Epidemiologist, then as Bureau Chief of the Child Protective Services Research, Assessment and Data Bureau. Dr. Courtney championed and co-developed the New Mexico Data Leaders for Child Welfare program, which was implemented in NYC, Connective and Pennsylvania. She has worked in policy, research and has led community initiatives through her work at the Santa Fe Community Foundation and the New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership.

Dominic Cappello

Dominic Cappello

Cappello is a New York Times bestselling author with decades of experience advocating for public health, safety and systems of care. An advocate for continuous quality improvement in the public sectors, he promotes a data-driven, cross-sector and technology-empowered county capacity-building process. Cappello is also the co-author, with Dr. Ortega Courtney, of 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving to guide local leadership in every state and county in their work designing fully-resourced cities and towns where vital services like health care, among ten surviving and thriving services, meet the needs of all families and community members. He and Dr. Courtney are also co-authors of Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment, which serves as an urgently needed call-to-action for each state to end adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, social adversity and health disparities. Cappello worked for the New Mexico Department of Health Epidemiology and Response Division and the New Mexico Child Protective Services Research, Assessment and Data Bureau, where he co-developed the Data Leaders for Child Welfare program, which he implemented in New York City, Connecticut, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. Cappello has a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Language and Communication from Regis University. He is the creator of the Ten Talks book series on family health and safety that gained a national audience when he discussed his work on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Cappello also curated Santa Fe’s first public TEDx conference to showcase technology and socially-engaged solutions to all our public health and safety challenges.

Dominic Cappello

Dominic Cappello

Cappello is a New York Times bestselling author with decades of experience advocating for public health, safety and systems of care. An advocate for continuous quality improvement in the public sectors, he promotes a data-driven, cross-sector and technology-empowered county capacity-building process. Cappello is also the co-author, with Dr. Ortega Courtney, of 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving to guide local leadership in every state and county in their work designing fully-resourced cities and towns where vital services like health care, among ten surviving and thriving services, meet the needs of all families and community members. He and Dr. Courtney are also co-authors of Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment, which serves as an urgently needed call-to-action for each state to end adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, social adversity and health disparities. Cappello worked for the New Mexico Department of Health Epidemiology and Response Division and the New Mexico Child Protective Services Research, Assessment and Data Bureau, where he co-developed the Data Leaders for Child Welfare program, which he implemented in New York City, Connecticut, New Mexico and Pennsylvania. Cappello has a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Language and Communication from Regis University. He is the creator of the Ten Talks book series on family health and safety that gained a national audience when he discussed his work on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Cappello also curated Santa Fe’s first public TEDx conference to showcase technology and socially-engaged solutions to all our public health and safety challenges.

“For all of us who believe that we can make everyone’s health, safety, resilience and readiness for a crisis a priority, this book shows the way.”

—Senator Bill Soules, New Mexico State Senator

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