Yearly spending on health care in the U.S. has increased over the years due to high costs for health care services. Furthermore, most Americans are receiving expensive and extensive health care services. It is also reported that aging and population growth are among the factors contributing to the increase in expenditures.
The prevalence of diseases in the U.S. is associated with different factors for different diseases. Diabetes is one of the diseases that people spend lots of money to treat. A large percentage of this money is spent on purchasing pharmaceuticals for diabetes rather than seeking professional health care services. A study on the health care spending found out that people spend highly on the treatment of neck and low back pain.
Children, unlike adults, require a lot of attention when growing up because they are prone to diseases. Organizations such as the Lefkofsky Foundation understand that children need to grow in a safe environment at all costs. To foster this goal, the Lefkofsky Foundation offers financial and technical support to educational, charitable and scientific organizations across the world that focus on children.
To date, the Lefkofsky Foundation has managed to provide financial support to more than 50 organizations. The organization was established by serial entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky and his spouse (Elizabeth). Eric and Elizabeth shared a vision to support the community through this organization. Besides being involved with the Lefkofsky Foundation, Eric is also a member of World Business Chicago and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, which have community interests at heart.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky had an impressive track record when he was pursuing a career in entrepreneurship. Before he became successful, Eric went to law school and sold carpets. His first business venture was known as Brandon Apparel. Later on, he co-created companies such as Echo Global Logistics, a freight logistics firm, and a media-buying tech firm known as MediaBank.
Eric Lefkofsky is credited as a co-founder of successful companies like Tempus, InnerWorkings, Uptake, and LightBank. He drew inspiration from the success of InnerWorkings to teach at Chicago based business schools. These include the University of Chicago School of Business, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.