FIGHT!
SURVIVE!
THRIVE!
The Plan
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OUR PLAN: EVERYONE THRIVES

Amid a pandemic and economic freefall, the strategy can no longer be benign neglect, denial, division and finger-pointing.

Despite our endless zoom meetings and 24/7 media spin, there is currently no coherent, data-driven plan to ensure 100% of us can access the local services to survive and thrive. Look at almost every website of our leaders and our local governments to see that we have, at best, tinkering around the edges of disparities and social injustice.

While the public face trauma and adversity around every corner, a powerful elite seek to distract us with mindless clutter on our mobiles, all while a collapsing status quo drives kids, families, elders and students — almost everyone without a six figure salary — into dark cold waters.

We’re all told, by those with secured incomes, “fix yourself” …”oh, and sorry about the massive unemployment and lack of access to health care.”

To our young people, our leaders say, “Sorry we adults destroyed your future. That’s gotta hurt. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.”

The Plan
WHO GETS THE LIFEBOAT?

You felt it. The iceberg. As the nation sinks under the weight of a pandemic and manmade economic free fall, who gets into the lifeboats? Who are ensured safety and who aren’t? History teaches us it will be the rich and powerful who get a seat unless we change the rules, question our three-headed hydra overlords and design lifeboats for everyone.

The Plan

Our problems are man made, predictable and preventable.

We know how we got here and how to move forward with a plan that means we all survive and thrive. Crises will collide, there’s no escaping that, but we can create local systems of care — ten vital services — that let us withstand the challenges until we create local engines of economic development, job creation and training. This nation has unfinished business and its time we got busy building the systems of stability required to endure today’s and tomorrow’s crisis.

The Plan

Turning anger and fear into action and solutions.

If we want our community healthy, safe and resilient, we must turn our feelings of “caring” and “justice” into actions that change the way all governments work at all levels. We must change what leaders prioritize. We must ensure city and county services serve 100% of their residents. To get there will require a local movement to make things right.

Next Steps: Change agents activate!

Your first step: Exposing the enemies — with a little help from Attack of the Three Headed Hydras (of Apathy, Envy and Fear). From there, our books Anna, Age Eight and 100% Community guide you to data-driven strategies, collaboration, innovation and results. Communities from New Mexico to Kentucky have already started.

We all can be change agents, committed to fixing this deeply fractured nation, community by community. Our future depends on enough caring and courageous people engaging, collaborating and mobilizing to ensure safety and success for all. 

CHANGE AGENTS

Authors and change agents Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello, have decades of experience working in and for the public and private sectors. They know why systems that should protect all of us instead fail us, and the process of continuous quality improvement to fix them using technology, collaboration and transparency.

Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney

Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney

Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney is the co-author of the groundbreaking book Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras which serves as an urgently needed call-to-action to end the pandemic and address the economic instability, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), family trauma, social adversity and lack of timely, accessible medical and mental health care. 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. Courtney 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. Katherine Ortega Courtney is the co-author of the groundbreaking book Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras which serves as an urgently needed call-to-action to end the pandemic and address the economic instability, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), family trauma, social adversity and lack of timely, accessible medical and mental health care. 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. Courtney 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

Dominic Cappello is the co-author of the groundbreaking book Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras which serves as an urgently needed call-to-action to end the pandemic and address economic instability, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), family trauma, social adversity and lack of timely, accessible medical and mental health care. 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. Cappello and 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

Dominic Cappello is the co-author of the groundbreaking book Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras which serves as an urgently needed call-to-action to end the pandemic and address economic instability, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), family trauma, social adversity and lack of timely, accessible medical and mental health care. 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. Cappello and 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.

Read the Books
Follow the Plan

“Saving humans and the future.”

Attack of the Three-Headed Hydras is a groundbreaking book unlike any other and published at a time when our nation faces its biggest crisis… Read more

“We’re traumatizing all our children.”

Anna did not live to see her 9th birthday. The broken systems that lead to her tragic death, and put all our children at risk today, are… Read more

“WITH THIS STRATEGY, 100% THRIVE!”

In times of unprecedented instability and change. 100% Community is the only data-driven and tested way forward, ensuring… Read more

“Show ’em you mean business!”

Show the hydras that you know what they are up to with t-shirts, masks, phone cases, bags and more… open 24 hours