Dreyfus Health Foundation
The Dreyfus Health Foundation began over 35 years ago as the Dreyfus Medical Foundation. Jack Dreyfus, founder of Dreyfus & Co. and the Dreyfus Fund, established the Foundation after treatment with phenytoin (PHT), also known as Dilantin, led to his recovery from an endogenous depression. Finding that the uses of PHT were not widely known, he started the Foundation to study, collect, and disseminate information and sponsor collaborative, clinical, and basic health research on its benefits.
PHT gave rise to the Foundation's Problem Solving for Better Health® (PSBH®) methodology, which emphasizes using available resources to solve health problems, rather than waiting for solutions from the outside. PSBH was designed to give people, perhaps the most important of available resources, the confidence to unleash their innate abilities to problem-solve.
The PSBH program was established in 1988 after the Dreyfus Medical Foundation became the Dreyfus Health Foundation (DHF) and joined The Rogosin Institute, a major United States medical research and health care facility. Officially launched in 1989 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, PSBH has been implemented in over 30 countries around the world.