Health and Health Care in 2032

In 2012, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, IAF directed the “Young Leader Awards: Recognizing Leadership for a Healthier America” and helped a diverse panel of established leaders select 10 award winners from a pool of nearly 850 candidates, based on a vision for health and health care 40 years from now. IAF also developed Health and Health Care 2032 scenarios and designed and facilitated an invitation-only Futures Symposium convened by RWJF in June 2012. Recommendations for a healthier future were developed using the scenarios and are captured in the IAF report Health and Health Care in 2032.

IAF, in this analysis, converts our Kansas City dialogues into a complex of envisioned pathways and actionable opportunities to reset society’s trajectory toward a shared future of better healing, hope, and good health for all Americans.

Risa, Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA

President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

RWJF Health and Healthcare in 2032

For 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has been dedicated to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need.

To help mark their 40th anniversary in 2012, IAF directed the Young Leader Awards: Recognizing Leadership for a Healthier America and helped a diverse panel of established leaders select 10 award winners from a pool of nearly 850 candidates, based on a vision for health and health care 40 years from now.

IAF also designed and facilitated an invitation-only Futures Symposium convened by RWJF in June 2012. Recommendations for a healthier future were developed based on a sophisticated set of possible scenarios that are captured in the IAF report Health and Health Care in 2032.

Key Themes for Each Scenario

During the RWJF Symposium on the Future of Health and Health Care, Eileen Clegg of Visual Insight created murals of the discussions of the four scenarios. These murals are displayed below.

Scenario 1

Scenario 2

Scenario 3

Scenario 4

Areas of Opportunity

Following the scenario explorations, participants were asked to identify “opportunity areas” for improving health and raising the quality of health care. The outputs of this process are presented under Recommendation in the final report. Below are a set of murals representing the areas of opportunity and recommendations.

Recommendation1_DevelopNewHealthRoles

Recommendation2_FocusonCommunityHealthMetrics

Recommendation3_CultivateNewLeadership

Recommendation4_RemoveBarrierstoHealth