What will public health in the U.S. look like in 2030? Public health assures the opportunity for all to be healthy, especially marginalized populations. Its roles have evolved since its earliest days, and in the next two decades public health faces a host of challenges and opportunities from technology, climate change, the economy, and politics. The Public Health 2030 Scenarios consider expectable, challenging, and surprisingly successful futures for public health in the face of the changing environment. Clem Bezold will present the Public Health 2030 Scenarios and explore their implications for the public health field and other stakeholders, as well as the recommendations from the project developed by national experts and leaders in light of the scenarios.
Speaker Biography - Clem Bezold, Ph.D.
Clem Bezold, Ph.D.
Chairman and Senior Futurist Institute for Alternative Futures Washington, DC
Clement (Clem) Bezold, Ph.D. is Chairman and Senior Futurist at the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF). Dr. Bezold established IAF with Alvin Toffler to encourage “Anticipatory Democracy.” Trained as a political scientist, he has been a major developer of foresight techniques, applying futures research and strategic planning methods in both the public and private sectors. Health futures is among his specialties and he has done futures work with the World Health Organization, the American Cancer Society, CDC, NIH, and HRSA. Dr. Bezold has been the leader on a wide range of futures work with medical and health professional organizations and associations. Past and current clients include physicians (including the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association, state medical societies, and specialty societies in aging, hospice and palliative care) osteopaths, naturopaths, chiropractors, dentists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and dieticians. He is currently leading a major project on the future of Public Health in the U.S.
Dr. Bezold has published extensively. He has authored or edited eleven books focusing on the future of government, work and health and he serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Technology Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Futures Studies, World Future Review and foresight. In 2011, the World Future Society honored Dr. Bezold with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
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