WARRIOR WELLNESS SOLUTIONS

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MISSION

Warrior Wellness Solutions (WWS) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization providing personalized Functional Medicine, Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching, Rehabilitative and Adaptive Exercise, mindfulness, stress management, resiliency training, and wellness education to Wounded, Ill and Injured Warriors (WII) their families and caregivers.  Our programs are tailored to veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses or wounds co-incident to their military service.

SUMMARY OF PROGRAMS

  • Functional Medicine and Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching

  • Rehabilitative and Adaptive Exercise

  • Mindfulness, Stress Management, and Resiliency Training

  • Wellness Education

  • Recreational Therapy and Adaptive Athlete Support

 

WHO WE ARE

Warrior Wellness Solutions (WWS) is a Durham, North Carolina based GuideStar Platinum rated 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.  WWS has received Letters of Support validating our programming from the Institute of Functional Medicine and the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.  WWS has achieved recognition as an America’s Warrior Partnership Four Star Alliance Program of Excellence, and as a Great Nonprofits “Top-Rated Nonprofit.   WWS has provided its training to thousands of Wounded, Ill, and Injured (WII) military service members, veterans, their families and caregivers, and was recognized with an award for its service with the US Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment.  

 

Many of our nation’s WII warriors struggle physically, emotionally and socially to find viable support to help them redefine a life of mission and purpose and to achieve optimal health and wellness. The VA and DoD offer training and education however, services that address chronic disease, lifestyle, overall health and wellness and restore a sense of purpose are lacking for many veterans. Given our nationwide industry relationships, we are can scale our work to any level we can fund.

 

Warrior Wellness Solutions (WWS) guides our clients to:

  • Improve their physical and mental health, reduce dependency on medications, and mitigate risk of suicidal.

  • Reduce chronic pain and inflammation, improve tissue repair and functional movement.

  • Reduce and mitigate the symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress (PTS), blast overpressure, heavy metals toxicity, chronic stress, environmental exposures and sleep deprivation through lifestyle modifications working in concert with clinicians.

"A Functional Medicine–trained health coach is an extremely valuable member of a collaborative care team who help patients make lasting lifestyle changes in diet, exercise, stress reduction, sleep, and other modifiable lifestyle factors.  Health coaches makes the clinician’s treatment protocol more effective and improves patient compliance and outcomes by providing individualized support. 

credit The Functional Medicine Coaching Academy 

SUMMARY OF CLIENTS SERVED 
We serve an average of 80 new clients per year and have hundreds of additional clients served yearly who have already completed our Initial 6-month program and moved into our Long Term Continuum of Care. 

 

ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET

In 2018 our annual operating budget was $150,000.00 with 97% of donations funding direct programming.   We have successfully completed a third-party independent audit by an accredited and licensed CPA.

LEADERSHIP 

Executive Director and US Marine Corps Veteran, Elijah Sacra is an Exercise Physiologist and Functional Medicine Health Coach who has served on the Executive Roundtable and Vision Sharing Board for Non-Profit and Community Participation in Achieving World Class Standards of Care and Services for Wounded Warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and as a coach for TEAM Marine Corps for the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games.   He has been educated in Pain Care Skills by members of the DoD Wounded Warrior Pain Care Initiative based at Walter Reed. Elijah served as Treasurer for the North Carolina Veterans Business Association, worked for Ernst & Young in Expatriate Tax Accounting, holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University and is trained in Logic Model Reporting by the RAND Corporation.  He currently serves as the Director for Functional Movement and Rehabilitation for the Special Operations Health Initiatives Medical Advisory Board, on the Durham NC VA Veteran Engagement Panel for Research Partnership and on the National Veterans Administration Veteran Engagement Panel for Patient Centered Strategies to Improve Pain Management.  He is a 2018 Patient Scholarship Recipient for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Elijah was chosen to present at the Institute of Functional Medicine's (IFM) 2019 Annual International Conference (AIC) on Stress, Pain, and Addiction: Transformative Treatments and Innovative Solutions, as well as, "Pain In the Military: Patient and Practitioner Perspectives".  

Practice & Curriculum 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

Elijah Sacra 

Executive Director

919.525.4693

e.sacra@warriorwellnesssolutions.org

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© 2018 - Warrior Wellness Solutions

dba Warrior Wellness Solutions Semper Fit Incorporated  is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation incorporated in the State of North Carolina.  Our Federal Tax Id # is 27-132-0064

Disclaimer

Semper Fit Incorporated DBA Warrior Wellness Solutions is inspired by the USMC’s Semper Fit Program, however the USMC has not approved, endorsed or authorized this activity, and no official connection exists between the USMC’s Semper Fit program and Warrior Wellness Solutions.

 

Warrior Wellness Solutions’s programming is aligned with the DOD philosophy of Total Force Fitness or TFF (pronounced TuFF).  TFF is not a “program” but rather a doctrine that espouses the simple truth that all of our Services embrace: people are more important than hardware and are the cornerstone of our Nation’s defense.   Several features of TFF need to be made clear. First, it encapsulates the tried and true principles of leadership that have served to keep militaries strong, disciplined, and peaked in their Warfighting abilities. Total Force Fitness is a leadership doctrine not a medical manual. It starts with the simple proposition that it is every leader’s responsibility to set the conditions for fitness at all levels and in all situations. Furthermore, while improving TFF the leader must be aware that fitness, total fitness, is holistic and encompasses both the mind and the body.

 

The opinions expressed by Semper Fit Incorporated DBA Warrior Wellness Solutions are published for educational and informational purposes only, and are not intended as a diagnosis, treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Please consult a physician or other health care professional for your specific health care and/or medical needs or concerns. It is important that you talk to your doctor so that you can gather all the information about your health (ex. age, health history, symptoms, etc.) to determine your status. The information provided through Warrior Wellness Solutions is not intended to substitute for consultations with your doctor, nor medical advice specific to your health condition.  Warrior Wellness Solutions and any of their  Representatives, Staff and Officers disclaim any liability arising from your use services or for any adverse outcome of your use of this information provided by Warrior Wellness Solutions for any reason, including but not limited to any misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the information provided here.