IAF has a major commitment to supporting equity, particularly health equity. This is a trend that reflects the “maturing” of humanity. We have conducted many efforts on this topic with the three largest being the Health Equity and Prosperity (HEP) – An American Freedom and Justice Project, the Disparity Reducing Advances (DRA) Project, and the Culture of Health Equity (COHE) Network.
IAF developed a set of scenarios describing the alternative futures of primary care in the U.S. in the year 2025. Policy-makers can use the scenarios to help them anticipate changes that affect policy and legislation. Health care providers and associations have used the scenarios as a basis for strategic thinking and to help ensure that they are working toward their preferred future for primary care.
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.