What is a benefit corporation and why would the world need one specific to the health and medical profession?
A benefit corporation is a private entity with a strong (externally accountable) social and environmental mission and objective that is tied into its business function.
In business, bottom and top lines are the viability that companies seek to maintain and progress. The benefit corporation exists to meet the invisible line, made tangible, by intentional efforts in addressing and applying real world change to a demand in our global society. The Health Alliances Network is focused on one specific benefit and cause: Health.
So, what is Health?
Think back to the (first) time you spent time defining health for your own life purposes. Is it an image of you looking a particular physique? Reaching a desired fitness level? Or getting a clear bill of health from your medical check ups?
To all those questions: are the answers the equation of Health? And has your answers evolved through the years? Or is the idea of Health just beginning to crystallize in its meaning, for you?
Medicine is for curing. Wellness for appreciating life. But Health is a sometimes abstract concept.
All humans fall into the trappings of busyness. From the youngest of our communities to the oldest. Stress studies and research has not decreased in the last thirty years nor will there be any less ‘blame’ for stress being a root cause to critical (lack of health) conditions. Yet, when professionals tell us (and themselves) to reduce stress, what is it that they are trying to convey?
We spend a lot of time on the appearance of Health, and even more time in maintaining activities and practices that may have little (or no impact) to our actual natural energy and resources. Even less effort is placed on creating an optimal future (and aging — well).
Science continues to try true methods for greater efficacy; guiding misplaced or misunderstood ideologies and solutions. Professionals in this industry labor for attainment of health (for the sick) to creating health (for the healthy?). And our gifted and well trained professionals many have diverse opinions and understandings.
Sharing information and innovations will pronounce and perhaps even further define human health. Taking the sophisticated technique, research, solutions, concepts and management to the mass populace will be an ongoing mission and generator of greater good (and advancement).
We don’t live in a world free from disease. If anything, our advances in transportation, architecture and urban planning has tightened our global responsibility toward one self and our neighbors. Even if we lack the know-how or capacity to make a (permanent) global change, with immediacy, we can make an impression by improving our own lives. Through our own increase in health, perhaps as a collective, we can be a greater source of systematic Social Health. And that, is the starting dialog of why The Health Alliances Network exists.
We hope you will take an interest in our efforts.
Join us by contributing your knowledge, service, resource and or participation. There is still lots to learn from one another.
In and for Good Health.
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