Deep roots. Serious passion.
Tim grew up in Felton, a small farming town in Delaware with less than a single square mile of area and fewer than 1,000 people. As a child, he realized the overwhelming burden that reversible and preventable chronic disease placed on his family, and he had first-hand experience with the social injustice and health disparities that ran rampant throughout his community. These early life experiences planted a seed that would eventually flourish into a deep passion and commitment to reclaiming the health of our communities.
As a freshman nursing student working at the community hospital near his home, Tim grew outraged by the profound lack of empowerment, education, and true eradication of disease that the healthcare system provided to his community. Feeling disempowered and out of alignment with his values and purpose, he abruptly abandoned his scholarship to study nursing and left the healthcare field.
After spending several years building a career in the real estate industry and working as a strategy consultant for professional service providers, Tim was hospitalized several times for an unexplainable illness. This time, as a patient, Tim once again experienced the lack of empowerment and education, social injustice, and health disparities running rampant throughout virtually every community in America. After losing his grandmother to cancer and finally uncovering the root cause of his health challenges, Tim reconnected with his roots in healthcare and passion for helping people — this time with more conviction and determination than ever.
Tim is crazy…
Crazy about raising awareness about the social injustice and inequity surrounding health, nutrition, and the environment.
Crazy about empowering people to become more confident in their ability to control their health.
Crazy about educating people on important things that are sometimes overwhelming and under-discussed.
Crazy about equipping people with the support and resources they need to make wiser and healthier decisions.
Crazy about eradicating the epidemic of reversible chronic disease that has plagued our nation.
Crazy about inspiring business leaders and influencers with the ability to instill e⁴ within their community.
7 out of 10
deaths are attributable to reversible and preventable chronic disease.
<1 in 10
adults and adolescents eat enough fruits and vegetables.
of all prescriptions filled are for reversible and preventable chronic disease.
of our health status can be attributed to our socioeconomic status.
1 in 2
Americans have one or more reversible and preventable chronic disease, and 1 in 4 have more than one.
higher risk of death when we’re socially isolated.
Guess what? We can fix this.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Empower our people.
Educate our people.
Equip our people.
Tim Frie is a marketer turned social entrepreneur and public health nerd. He is the founder & CEO of the world’s first and only public benefit corporation in the functional medicine and direct primary care space, Clove Health, Inc. He is also the host of the Reform: Health podcast.
Tim is passionate about empowering, educating, and equipping communities and their leaders with the tools to eradicate chronic disease. He is committed to bringing awareness to the social injustice and inequity surrounding health, nutrition, and the environment. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in human nutrition and functional medicine, a Bachelor’s of Arts in industrial and organizational psychology and an Associate’s of Arts in human resources administration. Additionally, he is a member of Food Tank, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and creates networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.
Tim writes, speaks and consults for businesses, organizations, and community influencers and leaders who want to leverage their influence and impact to create a happier and healthier community. You can follow him on Instagram @ahealthnerd or join his community at www.timfrie.com.
“There’s only one thing that will fix healthcare and it’s not tech, policy or regulation; it’s us.”
— Tim Frie
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