In early February of this year, which now feels like 12 months ago, everything was normal. Our US economy was strong, consumer confidence was high and unemployment figures were at historical lows. Then we started to get tidbits of information about this far away virus called Covid-19.

Did anyone fully expect then, what we know now? Not by any stretch... and unfortunately for many, they feel as if our world has turned upside down.

Back in 2002, I was only going to move to the beach for about 2 years.

Things changed along the way.  Getting married.  Starting the business.  Having the family.  Roots getting put down.

Now, here we are.  Things have changed again.  As we have dealt with the changes brought on by the collective current 'weirdness,' we have learned a lot.

We are in unprecedented times.  Everyone’s life and business has been affected both personally and professionally. At this point we have all been affected by Coronavirus COVID-19.  For some of us, it has created an opportunity of growth, for others some sustainability and for others it has created devastation.  As business leaders, we are facing and being challenged with adversity. The determining factor in surviving is how we handle the adversity.

In these unsettling times, AltaPointe Health recognizes the need to transform its core healthcare model to navigate the path ahead. We are redefining success by tackling the obstacle of timely and appropriate access to both behavioral and primary care. We continue to implement best practices while adopting new technologies and strategies to increase our focus on whole-person care.

Several of Columbia Southern University’s College of Safety and Emergency Services professors are on double-duty as they join the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.