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Problem Solving for Better Health® (PSBH®) is the Foundation's methodology for solving health and social problems. DHF Director Dr. Barry Smith created PSBH out of concern that the people most impacted by the world's health problems often wait for solutions from the outside instead of becoming part of the process to identify solutions. DHF believes that with commitment and perseverance from all people involved, irrespective of educational, occupational, economic, or political status, any problem, no matter how large or small, can be solved. Therefore, DHF integrates the No Excuses® approach into the PSBH methodology. Rather than make excuses for not achieving better health for more people, we, together with the people concerned, need to determine what can be done. PSBH encourages active participation and commitment from all concerned, and places the responsibility for change upon the individual by enabling him or her to identify local solutions to local problems. The process begins with a training workshop that helps participants define a problem, identify a solution, create a good plan of action, and take that action.

Programs that fall under the PSBH umbrella:

Problem Solving for Better Health InitiativeTM (PSBHITM) emphasizes building broader coalitions and partnerships to impact health and quality of life. Read More

Problem Solving for Better Health - NursingTM (PSBHNTM) encourages nurses to realize their problem-solving potential so that they can lead individuals, families, and communities to better address healthcare issues. Read More

Communications for Better Health® (CBH®) creates innovative, dynamic, and interactive centers to disseminate local and international health information. Read More

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