ANSCHUTZ HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER & SPRI ARE TEAMING UP
The vision behind Anschutz Health and Wellness Center was to create a comprehensive center focused on wellness to go beyond traditional medicine; to build a model for the future of "health care" focused on wellness and not just sickness; to transform the way Americans think about their health and focus on staying well instead of waiting until something its broken to fix it. This dream emerged from more than two decades of research and leadership in the field of obesity and nutrition at the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado, one of only 10 such centers in the United States. obesity was treated as a personal choice and tactics based on fear of chronic diseases resulting from obesity failed to motivate Americans to change. The staff at AH&WC decided a new way of thinking was needed to treat lifestyle and not focus on the negatives of obesity. A new strategy was created to focus on wellness as a positive that allows you to achieve your goals in life, not the negatives of disease and obesity.
This new model excited the University of Colorado and the Anschutz Foundation and collectively they invested $34 million to create a one-of-a-kinds, state-of-the-art facility that opened in April 2012. Achieving the vision where wellness is the norm will fuel the American economy, dramatically reduce sky rocketing health care costs and improve the quality of life for millions of people. The crisis of our unhealthy lifestyles affects all of us. This new model provides an innovative, intuitive, science-based solution.