Health Policies for Cooperative Action

This is for better as healthier, more regenerative, economic and political health advocates. We begin with a request for proposals from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with a March 23, 2017 deadline.

Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health

2017 Call for Proposals

  • Release Date: January 23, 2017


Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health (P4A) was created to help build the evidence base for policies that can help build a Culture of Health. P4A seeks to engage long-standing health care, mental and behavioral health, and public health researchers, as well as experts in areas that we recognize have strong influence on health, well-being and equity—such as labor, criminal justice, education, transportation, housing, and the built environment.The research funded under this call for proposals (CFP) should help fill significant gaps in our knowledge about what policies can serve as positive drivers of change, including how the social determinants of health can be used to achieve improvements in population health, well-being, and equity. Additional information on this program can be found at policiesforaction.org.


With that, or some other health-regenerative, rather than pathology-degenerative, Purpose in mind, here is an excerpt from George Lakoff’s “The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist’s Guide to your Brain and its Politics” but including my own private/public health-related ‘both-and’ notations in brackets, which I hope will not be too distracting to be useful:

How the Rational [WinLose Competitive LeftBrain Dominant] Actor Model Contradicts Real [Left/Right Bicameral] Reason

This is a book about real [bicameral re-centering] reason–what the cognitive sciences have discovered about how we really [regeneratively-positive and degeneratively-negative] think [and feel]. So far we have seen that we think in terms of [evolving WinWin nutritional] frames, [regenerative/degenerative] narratives, [ecological-nurturing flow-trend] metaphors, [multicultural] metonymies, and [choice-tree WinWin patriarchal/matriarchal Left/RightBrain] prototypes. The rational actor model is itself defined by metaphors, and its stylized [ego/eco-bilateral structural] facts [with inductive trust, mistrust, distrust feelings] are defined by [landscape of organic network, reverse-hierarchical, WinWin choicemaking-tree bilateral] frames. But [organic ecological network] frame-based and [creolization, Jane Anna Gordon] metaphorical [WinWin] thought are largely [inductive-nonlanguaged RightBrain] unconscious and reflexive, while the calculative thought of the rational actor model is [deductive-languaged LeftBrain dominant] conscious and [bilaterally, bicamerally, binomially co-arising] reflective. If you limit what you mean by ‘reason’ to [deductive-only] conscious reflective thought, you might very well be led to believe that the rational [positive-affective co-empathic] actor model [co-facilitative regenerative-reiterative mentor], or something [positive-regenerative WinWin ecopolitical] like it, might define [bicameral] rationality. That is, you might see such a [WinWin Gaming WisdomCouncil] model as defining the rational [bilateral thought/feeling] structure of [empathically trusted health v pathology] reality as well as human [metric-algorithmic-ecological] rationality–allowing human [bicameral] beings to fit their [LeftBrain EgoCentering] reason to the [RightBrain EcoFlow Inductive Feeling] rationality of the [ecopolitically nutritious] world and hence survive [Left WinLose assumption] and thrive [Right WinWin polypathic health-regenerate trust].

…The [bicameral] rational actor model is a [polypathic discernment and dialogue, communication] product of real [health-wealth optimization] reason. But the [WinWin Gaming Patriarchal/Matriarchal Network] model itself makes the inherent claim that [organic] reason does not involve either [mechanistic] metaphors or [merely metric and abstractly languaged] frames. It therefore cannot [not] be a[n ecological] model of real [interdependent WinWin] human [cooperative-dominant rather than competitive] reason. And moreover, when we study the [political health as economic wealth] metaphors, [eco-network gaming] frames, and what [regeneratively/degeneratively] follows from them, we can see the limitations and possible dangers [of LeftBrain Deductive Enculturation Dominance], as well as the [health-optimization, cooperative thrival outcome] benefits, of applying such [ecologically bicameral nutritional-regenerative as also ecopolitical empowerment/disempowerment health] models [of and for WinWin EarthCentered internal and external climates and landscapes of regenerative health, and not so much LeftBrain Dominant degenerating WinLose pathology].

pp. 220-221, Penguin

If anyone else out there sees bicameral health-wealth wisdom investing in our shared cooperative WinWin Ego/EcoLogical regenerative-positive/degenerative-negative trend analysis, leading to large-scale Both-And, rather than Either-Or, matriarchal (reverse-patriarchal mutual subsidiarity of nutritional flow-empowerment) choice-developing cooperative health-rooted decision trees, as you explore your own interior psyches, and your discussions with family and friends and aliens and other surprising and curious mixtures of health and safety defensive-progressive ambivalence, maybe we should try to bring this WinWin WisdomCouncil to global ecopolitical cooperative scale, for everyone’s current and future health and safety.

Gerald Dillenbeck MPA, M.Div. EcoPolitical CoOperative Health-Wealth GameSystem Designer, as are we all, at least biologically speaking




Women’s Wisdom Walking Councils

I know you invited the Brothers to side-line along,
but only if we are here to listen;
Don’t speak.

Yet I may have credential for qualifying voice.
For I, like some of you,
know what it means to develop cooperative,
too often dissonantly competing,
multicultural enriching relationships
with our African-American husbands and lovers.

Sons and daughters of enslaved Elders,
with responsibility to multiculturally nurture our mixed-race Other children,
some with mental and physically challenged mindbodies,
replete with Left and RightBrain dominant/suppressed confusions,
disabling appositional,
dissonant marginalizations and appetites,
yet sharing health and safety cooperative ecopolitical rights
to therapeutically healing touch and sound
of bicamerally balancing,
both matriarchal with patriarchal
Left, but ecoRight listening,
for Wise BiLateral Council Society,
cooperative both-anding
our WinWin wu wei march
with co-evolutionary freedoms to and from.

From where I stand
and march in breath-rhymed pace,
we together hear our own silent resonant march
with Brother Martin Luther King, Jr,
Doctor of revolutionary journeys with his Elders,
Brother Mahatma Gandhi
walking East/West
armLeft with armRight W.E.B Du Bois,
Doctor of his enslavement co-redemption health and safety
evolutionary maturation story,
national extended family,
EarthTribe ecological-global full-extending family,
back to shared RNA root systemic regenerative balance
and forward to future regenerators of multicultural polypathic
climate health.

No Women’s Wise BiCameral Council
would hope to leave such nutritious me-too Voices
of regenerate echoing history
for freedom from patriarchal enslavement,
freedom toward matriarchal nutritional cooperative deep ecology,
PatriarchalEgo-Left with Matriarchal EcoRight mindbody
polypathic ego/ecoconsciousness of past through future
health and safety NatureSpirit Holonic Balance,
resonating reiterative SpaceTime Revolutions,
(0)-Soul bilateral Voices,
Yang DualDark Brothers,
born of Yin
diastatically enriching Wombs.

Marching with all of this our genetically shared WinWin Above,
both-and cooperative Creolizing (Dr. Jane Anna Gordon)
transliterating ecological linguistics (G Lakoff, Political Mind),
with Creolizing Political Theory,
about W.E.B. Du Bois, ecopolitical scientist,
adding marginal side-line listening notes
and wonder speculations
of and for WinWin regenerative Wisdom Marching Councils:

“…[I]t is a mistake
to frame all [health and safety] problem-driven work
as necessarily answering and serviceable
to [LeftBrain Dominant-Commodified] corporate imperatives.
After all, what of the work of Frantz Fanon
or W.E.B. Du Bois
[and even Buckminster Fuller’s cooperative bilateral Synergetics,
for that matter]?”

“With Du Bois,
his framing of African Americans as a unique social scientific opportunity
[with wisdom-marginalization ecopolitical deep ecology learning
as positive-deviant opportunities with authoritative ecopolitical responsibilities]–
to study the emergence of a [degeneratively bought and sold] race
born of [marginalized, LeftBrain dominant ego-patriarchal] displacement,
coerced [regenerative] intermixing,
[co-engendered] slavery[-MasterWhiteMale/Suppressed-FeMale]
and then [emerging ecopolitical] emancipation.”
bicameral issues
of Global EnSlaved/PatriarchalMaster climates
and ecopolitical landscapes
of not always so WinWin healthy]

“led not only through his monumental thousand-page,
‘The Philadelphia Negro [ReGenesis of multiculturing regenerativity]’
to the development of the field of urban [ecological ecopolitical] ethnography
(including the generation of previously nonexistent census [eco-systemically evolving self-regenerative] data)
but to a uniquely New World [mindbody nondual ecological] form
of [sacred/secular integrity,
evolutionary WinWin nutritional] sociology.”

his [ecotherapeutic] efforts
to disclose and illuminate the [healthy] workings
of modern [nutritional multicultural] racialization
enabled him to produce
a creolized [ecopolitically RightBrain matriarchal-feminist YinYin=WinWin nurturant Flow (Lakoff and Csikszentmihalyi)] study
of [regenerative/degenerative] complex [ecopolitically bilateral] societies
that added to classical European [LeftBrain Patriarchal EgoDominant] concerns[egoLeft-ecoRight appositional therapies of health/pathology consciousness] of [segregated-supremacist] class,
secularization [dominance over matriarchal-sacralization of nurturing governance],
[LeftBrain Dominant] rationalization,
and [RightBrain health and safety potentials for cooperative polycultural holistic civil rights discerning] bureaucracy,
particularities of the [health/safety cooperative eco-polycultural] plantation
and its complex [regeneratively nutritional/enslavement-toxic] aftermath.”

“Unlike his contemporaries
who tried in making their sociology [LeftBrain deductive dominant] rigorous
[but not also RightBrain health-wealth WinWin cooperative flow-optimized]
to make it un-[ecologically health-balancing]American
[deep-bilateral learning experiential of both Left/Right nutritional ecological balance toward climates of multiculturing health–
not monoculturing enslaving LeftBrain YangDominant pathology],
his writing continues to be available in print
and read in [LeftBrain WesternWhite USA Patriotic/Nationalistic Dominant] classrooms.”

And available to be heard within these liminal narrow-way boundaries,
shadow-marching resonant yet enthymematic silent-mindful sidelines
of historic Women’s PolyPathic Wisdom Marching Councils.

Everything King
and Gandhi
and Du Bois
and Gordon
and Lakoff
and Fuller
and Czikszentmihalyi
learned through matriarchally diastatic ecopolitics
they absorbed first
through their Wisdom Walking Wombs,
defying dissonant talking Tombs.


Facilitating ReGenesis

To facilitate perfect justice,

mutually mentor optimizing sustained life,

environmental and economic,

political and cultural.


This synergetic combination of mercy and justice

internalizes the decisive process and rhetorical event

as wise for everyone,

all parties, variables, memes, paradigms, polynomials, persons,

all deviance, dissonance, and insanity,

all irrationality and suffering,

all our difficulties and messes.


Replace this commodity of clients

with communal EarthTribe solidarity.


Earth is our Teacher, but more holistically, Earth is our just Mentor. As we adjust, align, and learn Her incarnation, learning to live in gratitude through each of Her seasons, we become wise icons, shamans, of Her scripture, Her messages, Her root systems, Her implicated, predicated, predictive, positive information.

The Tao, or Tree, of Life, is iconic of, by, and for our EarthTribe. Her binomiality, her bi-generative development, Yang out and up branch and leaf production, Yin in and down taprooting precessive Implicating Systemic Order, symbiotically perpetuate and define our 4-dimensional (0)-sum economy and ecology of cooperative regeneration.

As we become a species of ambidextrous facilitators, drawing from the full polycultured compost of human experience, content, formation, we emergently understand our Messiah as our Natural System Teachers and Mentors. We actively hope to comprehend messianism as iconic of human naturalism. We are all mutually, equally, subsidiary fractal subsets of Earth’s spacetime comprehension, compassionate mutually gravitationally grabbing toward each Other’s confluent, contenting, heart. We both long for and belong to one diverse but essentially interdependent EarthTribe, learning our way toward designing a fully cooperative ecologic, within which our value transactions participate in a profoundly intentional cooperative economy.

The Great Turning is our reweaving work that connects through cooperative system design facilitation, replacing the hubris of quasi-independent, self-defensive intentions and practice. We are reconvening our global capacity to function as one EarthTribe. These are our Councils of Shamanic Natural Wisdom. Essential to this transitional opportunity is understanding this era as a bridge toward our collective gratitude for winter’s purgative season. Boundaries, margins, poverty, exclusion, silence, gaps, despair, decay, dissonance, pain, sorrow, suffering, decomposition, fermentation, complexity, chaos, bridges, advent are all symbols of winter’s purgative season, weaving our eisegetical string conjectures into one geometric/biometric eternally double-helixed, rhythmically beating, Left to Right to Left again, pumping each vascular step into our harmonic string theorem. What Non-Polynomial Time unravels, Polynomial information reweaves within both memory of evolution’s past and imagination, creation, design, planning of our paradise future.

Cooling Earth’s climate requires deeper collective and cooperative roots of mindful compassion, diversely stretching toward globally active peace and love. The Western empty cross liminally defines our revolving fractally dimensioned dynamic frequencies and creative structures of Eastern Yang and Yin’s primal relationship,(0)-centric balanced, together outlining our Eternal Moment’s Tao of regenerative life. The First Principle of Physics becomes Open Polysystemic Balance.

All information, all content, all natural systems, are binomially defined as Polynomial-Self = Not-Polynomial-Other, so that P = NP, in reversed, or negative, perspective, like the above-ground tree’s functional and formative relationship to the below-ground root system, both predicated fractally within Tao’s Original Intent seed.

Knowing what we don’t want, pain and suffering and suicide, teaches us what we do want. Just as knowing what we do want includes implications, predictions, about what we do not want to continue perpetuating.