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The Kresge Foundation And The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award Joint Grant To Institute For Alternative Futures To Explore Future Of Public Health In The U.S.

In this project, IAF will conduct a national workshop on Public Health 2030 to consider the scenarios and their implications for the public health field and other stakeholders, and develop recommendations for strategy and action.  The results of this project will be widely shared through workshops, webinars, and presentations of the scenarios for the Kresge Health Team, RWJF Public Health Team, local health departments, and other interested organizations and leaders.

The scenarios are projected to be complete by spring of 2014.  IAF will also develop internet-based tools that enable local health departments, communities and organizations anywhere in the U.S. to use the scenarios to more effectively create their preferred future.

AboutThe Kresge Foundation is a national, private foundation that seeks to influence the quality of life for future generations by creating access and opportunity in underserved communities, improving the health of low-income people, supporting artistic expression, assisting in the revitalization of Detroit, and advancing methods for dealing with global climate change.  For more information on programs, their strategic objectives and focus areas, visit www.kresge.org.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country.  As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change.  For more than 35 years, the Foundation has brought experience, commitment and a rigorous balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves.  For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.  Follow the Foundation on Twitter ( www.rwjf.org/twitter) or Facebook ( www.rwjf.org/facebook).

The Institute for Alternative Futures is a nonprofit research and educational organization that helps communities and organizations more wisely understand and create the futures they prefer.  Since 1977, IAF has been a pioneer in the use of futures methods, such as forecasts, scenarios, and vision, in health and health care, energy, transportation, education, and business.  For more information, visit www.altfutures.org.  IAF also developed and leads the Disparity Reducing Advances Project – a multi-year, multi-stakeholder project – to identify and accelerate advances that would achieve health equity.  Learn more at www.altfutures.org/draproject.

SOURCE Institute for Alternative Futures

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