Open Source Wellness operates as a Behavioral Pharmacy, a democratized delivery system for the fundamental behavioral drivers of human health and wellbeing. They leverage the power of community in clinical, housing, community, and corporate contexts to animate a very simple platform: MOVE (physical activity), NOURISH (healthy meals), CONNECT (social support), and BE (stress reduction). Participants join 4-month cohorts, experientially practicing each of these interventions in weekly groups, guided by health coaches and their peers.
To “Food is Medicine,” Open Source Wellness adds “Community is Medicine,” and potentiates interpersonal connection, support, and accountability towards whole-person health and wellbeing. They train health coaches and peers to deliver a core model that is affordable, accessible, and flexible for cultural- and contextual-adaptation.
In the clinical setting, Group Medical Visits are utilized to make their trans-diagnostic, physical/psychological intervention billable, EMR-integrated, and workflow-integrated in both fee-for-service and value-based payment settings. Their community-based programs take “prescriptions” from multiple healthcare providers and insurers, and transition patients from medical settings to community health settings. Their housing-based and corporate programs engage participants in their natural community contexts.
Their goal is to refine, spread and radically open-source a fundamental human technology for animating clinic and community as a platform for health.