In late February, Politico reporter David Freedman and photographer Darren Hauck were on assignment in Muskegon, MI, investigating the multifaceted approach this Wellville community is taking to address obesity. As Freedman reports, they’re in the process of forming “a web of interventions that successfully nudge, tempt, bribe and even scare people into sticking with new, healthier habits.” Read the article here. And congratulations Muskegon on the very positive attention.
Read this concise and insightful interview that’s distillation of Esther’s story, Wellville’s story, and the story of the American healthcare system that’s addicted to sickness. The revolutionary part, perhaps is that she tells these stories with large dose of optimism and determination.