Anthropedia

Sustainable Health and Well-Being

aka Anthropedia Foundation   |   St. Louis, MO   |  http://www.Anthropedia.org

Mission

Mission: Our mission is to promote sustainable health and well-being, and to decrease rates of lifestyle and stress-related illness through research & development, training, coaching and consulting. Everything we do focuses on the whole person: body, soul, and thoughts. Well-being is much more than a luxury; our search for meaning, purpose, and well-being are an essential part of what makes us human. Without it we aren’t living: we are merely surviving. Our name is our mission; we educate (pedia) people about how to express this human (anthropos) potential.

Ruling year info

2004

Executive Director

Dr. Kevin Cloninger

Main address

3693 Forest Park Avenue Suite B

St. Louis, MO 63108 USA

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EIN

20-0623293

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Faced with a rapidly changing world, our bodies and minds are stressed in ways they have never been before. We are like Neanderthals who have just turned up in a supermarket. These problems are making us sick in surprising ways. Doctors and scientists call them lifestyle- and stress-related illnesses. World health organizations and the federal government are calling for improved public health promotion strategies in order to reduce healthcare costs and help an aging and longer-living population make informed choices about their health. People, both sick and healthy, need assistance changing their lifestyles. Our programs use an innovative approach to health and well-being to answer this call.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Please see Anthropedia's website for more information about programs. Core program areas include:

1. Research and Development
2. Training
3. Coaching
4. Consulting

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The primary goals of Anthropedia are to promote sustainable health and well-being, and to decrease rates of lifestyle and stress-related illness. We do this through the research and development of resources, tools, and curriculum, training, and coaching.

By developing educational & therapeutic resources, advancing the scientific study of well-being, and forming strategic partnerships, we promote well-being on a global level and empower individuals of all ages to reach their fullest potential to live happy, healthy lives.

We aim to accomplish our mission by:

1. Collaborating with experts from the fields of medicine, psychiatry, psychology, neurology, ecology, sociology, education, and public health who work together to shape the foundation's resources.
2. Creating and disseminating practical and powerful personal development tools and health-education programs for individuals and groups.
3. Customizing educational and therapeutic programs for other organizations that seek a comprehensive and integrated approach to well-being.
4. Forming partnerships with universities, hospitals, and non-profit organizations to make our resources available to diverse audiences and to achieve the greatest amount of social impact possible.
5. Working at the individual level to foster the healthy development of a person's body, thoughts, and psyche, and at the population level to provide global health promotion strategies.

We are committed to delivering the best possible resources and programs to the communities we serve. To that end, we are constantly evaluating and enhancing our resources to ensure that they efficiently fulfill our mission in both vision and implementation.

Anthropedia's approach to well-being is unique because it is informed by science and integrates the latest evidence-based practices to help people transform their lifestyle. Anthropedia's approach is informed by the Anthropedia Institute in collaboration with The Center for Well-Being at Washington University.

Anthropedia Institute
The Anthropedia Institute is the scientific and educational advisory board of Anthropedia that contributes to the creation and evaluation of the foundation's curricula, resources, and training programs.
The Institute is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of accomplished physicians, psychiatrists, educators, psychologists, artists, and sociologists who research well-being and health-promotion strategies within their respective fields.

The Institute is led by one of America's most distinguished psychiatrists, Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, who is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Well- Being at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Cloninger has forged an integrative scientific model for understanding well-being that synthesizes thirty years of research on the neuroscience and genetics of personality, and longitudinal bio-psychosocial studies.

Well-Being Coach Certification
Anthropedia has trained over 2,000 coaches worldwide across ten different countries and five continents.

A recent study of 72 of our coach trainees yielded substantial gains in character development as measured by the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI). Our training improves character traits such as self-acceptance, empathy, moral reasoning, and self-transcendence.

Northwest Community Well-Being Initiative
in 2016, Anthropedia created a wellness center within the school district to help support parents, teachers, and students. The project empowers program participants with tools to increase mental health, resilience, self-directedness, and sustainable health and wellness. Thousands of individuals have participated in our coaching, training, community outreach activities, and seminars.

Center for Competence, Blekinge, Sweden

Starting in late 2016 we began a number of different programs in Sweden in collaboration with Blekinge Landstinget (or the County Council that funds health care in Sweden). Our goal, beyond serving the people in these communities, is to perform detailed studies of the impacts of our coaching methodology in a variety of populations.

In 2016/2017 10 of the Swedish Coaches have offered many hours of coaching to a variety of populations:

80 Nurses (2880 Hours) 90 Unemployed Individuals (3240 Hours) 150 Refugees (5400 Hours)

In 2018 we increased our services in these communities and began working with refugee populations in Sweden. We trained trained 20 refugees, 10 of whom worked with other refugees in their native languages. We've translated our curriculum into Swedish and Arabic.


The St. Patrick Center Program

Since 2010, our coaching has been provided at Saint Patrick Center, the largest provider or homeless services in Missouri. In 2016, we evaluated our program which served 528 clients at St. Patrick Center. These clients attended our Meditation, Body Awakening, and Coaching Classes 7983 times. 20 clients received one-on-one coaching. 211 clients attended our Body Awakening Classes. 508 clients attended our Know Yourself Classes. 254 clients attended our Monday Morning Meditation Class.

Saint Patrick Center Pilot Program of 1:1 Coaching (20 Participants)
All clients who received 1:1 coaching for more than 6 months increased in character development as measured by the TCI. 43% of clients participating in the 1:1 coaching pilot program attained a Permanent Exit Destination as described by HUD as compared to 5% of non-attendees.

14% of the 528 clients at the Saint Patrick Center who participated in > 15 or more Anthropedia related activities attained a Permanent Exit Destination as described by HUD as compared to 5% of non-attendees.

Financials

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Anthropedia

Board of directors
as of 04/29/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Lauren Munsch Dal Farra

Catherine Erb

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

Sita Kedia, M.D.

Robert Munsch, M.D.

Lauren E. Munsch, M.D.

Fr. Christopher Collins