Behavior Matters

Behavioral factors play a role in each of the twelve leading causes of death, including chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are the major causes of death in the United States and other developed countries. The most common behavioral contributors to mortality, or death, in 1990 included the use of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and motor vehicles; diet and activity patterns; sexual behavior; and illicit use of drugs. Behaviors such as these are thought to contribute to almost half of the deaths in the United States, and, according to J. McGinnis and W. Foege (1993), they were responsible for nearly 1 million deaths in the United States in the year of 1992 alone. The social and economic costs related to these behaviors can all be greatly reduced by changes in individuals' behaviors.

Solutions & Actions

Coming Soon



Coming Soon

Mike Dodd is the founder and President of the growth consulting firm, Fountainhead, Inc. Prior to starting Fountainhead, Dodd had a very successful career, developing new products, growing ventures and running small businesses.
 Full bio ›







Thanks for looking. Weʼd love to hear from you.



6070 Mill Street
Excelsior, MN 55331


General questions, email:

New business, contact Mike at: