The History of the Wellness Moonshot

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy challenged the United States to create an ecosystem of innovation to land a man on the Moon. Once viewed as a lofty goal, it had a ripple effect of positive impact and popularized the term “moonshot” around the world.

In 2017, the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) launched The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease, and today, our task at hand is to apply “Moonshot Thinking” to achieve our purpose as thought-leaders, to set long-range goals with greater urgency.

Why now more than ever? This past year has posed such obvious, immeasurable and unforeseeable challenges to physical and mental wellbeing, our livelihoods, and the typical systems we relied upon to combat preventable disease. The new year should be embraced as more than an inflection point because 2020 has challenged conventional thinking.

More About The Wellness Moonshot

The Wellness Moonshot Expands Global Reach

In 2020, The Wellness Moonshot formed strategic partnerships with leaders in China, India and Israel, expanding the global reach of this critical mission.

The Wellness Moonshot Calendar

The Wellness Moonshot Calendar is your opportunity to get involved with monthly resources that support your wellness leadership at home, at work or in your community.

Launching The Wellness Moonshot

The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease was launched in 2017, uniting the health and wellness industries globally in addressing chronic, preventable disease.

The Wellness Pioneers

Health and wellness leaders are uniting behind the first global commitment to achieve a world free of preventable disease.

Making the Case

Statistics show the human and economic costs of not focusing on preventable, chronic diseases are staggering. Discover why achieving The Wellness Moonshot is humankind’s most pressing need.

The Wellness Moonshot expands global reach with
strategic partnerships in China, India and Israel,
and with Prevention magazine

The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease is the first global commitment to eradicate preventable, chronic diseases. Launched in 2017, The Wellness Moonshot provides information and resources for individuals and companies to create cultures of wellness worldwide.

With strategic partners in China, Israel and India, and collaboration with Prevention magazine, The Wellness Moonshot has gone truly global—bringing the GWI’s mission to fight preventable disease to millions worldwide.