In 1986, when the Chinese vice minister of health met with academic leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area, translators kept using the words “primary care,” but it became clear that the words had totally different meanings.

So we had both sides build models of what they meant.

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2.color.Chinese meant a whole system of regional institutions


Since then, Wildflowers has worked with leaders, organizations, and community members all over the world to build models of their visions, their current realities, and their stories. The institute has also held Wildflowers Model-Building® sessions for Fortune 500 companies, governments, and foundations.



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