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Futurists Release Major Report: What Public Health Might Look Like In 2030

July 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Newswire/ --Leading public health officials and organizations have joined with the Institute for Alternative Futures to look ahead at the challenges and opportunities awaiting the professionals who work to ensure conditions that help all Americans get and stay healthy (see also Institute for Alternative Futures).

The Institute's new report, Public Health 2030: A Scenario Exploration, offers four alternative scenarios for the future of public health, and a series of recommendations for ensuring agencies that work to control communicable diseases, ensure food safety, promote health, and foster emergency preparedness and response are able to fulfill their mission. The scenarios serve as a planning tool for organizations and communities to consider plausible alternative paths for the field in order to clarify vision and identify optimal strategies. The recommendations offer robust strategies that would be effective and advance public health in multiple futures, despite ongoing changes that affect the field. The project was supported by The Kresge Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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