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
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.
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.