Arriving at Thriving with Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello

Season #4

In the first episode in our fourth series "Arriving at Thriving,” Michelle talks with Co-Authors of 100% Community – Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving and the Co-Founders of Anna, Age Eight Institute, Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney and Dominic Cappello. Katherine and Dominic are social innovators who are solving our most costly public health, education, and safety challenges through data, technology, and collaboration focused on systems change. With years of experience working with communities and governments, they know why systems intended to protect people tragically fail us. As developers of the 100% Community Model, the authors provide the nation with an audacious and visionary way forward. 

During this conversation, Katherine shares the story that inspired the book 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving, and how it serves as a blueprint for the 100% New Mexico Initiative. Dominic breaks down the 10 vital services for listeners into the five services for surviving and the five services for thriving.  

Other areas covered include understanding the important role that data extracted from the 100% Community Survey plays in understanding barriers to services, the call to action for community members to study the book and implement the models and framework in their own communities, and the impact of a shared vision for all families in each community to have access to the 10 vital services.  

Lastly, at the end of the conversation, Michelle shares an invitation for rural county and city leaders to reserve a seat at an upcoming virtual Power Hour designed for civic leaders, where Dom and Katherine will be on hand to provide essential details that every local rural leader can use to close gaps and ensure every community member has a pathway to thriving in 2024 and beyond. 

Show Resources

> Anna, Age Eight Institute

> Chapin Hall Research Brief PDF - "Assessing the Magnitude of the Adverse Social Determinants of Health in the 100% New Mexico Initiative"

Available on Amazon: 100% Community: Ensuring 10 Vital Services for Surviving and Thriving

Available on Amazon: Anna, Age Eight