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Public Health in a Change of Age Dr. Margaret Hannah Health Programme International Futures Forum www.internationalfutures...
Purpose <ul><li>We urgently need fresh approaches to frame and respond to our major health challenges </li></ul>www.intern...
Why the urgency? <ul><li>Current efforts to improve population health are not producing results commensurate with the effo...
For example <ul><li>No change in eating habits in 10 years in Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood obesity worse and now d...
www.internationalfuturesforum.com Source:  The Guardian, summer 2007 www.internationalfuturesforum.com
Change of Age <ul><li>We live in a global society in conditions of  boundless complexity, rapid change and radical interco...
www.internationalfuturesforum.com
Still more urgent! <ul><li>Obesity, alcohol-related harm and mental illness growing despite our efforts </li></ul><ul><li>...
www.internationalfuturesforum.com
Where do we want to go? <ul><li>Healthy, happy people living in a well-functioning society for a fraction of the cost </li...
£10,000 million spent by NHS Scotland £200 million Ear-marked  funding for  Health Improvement programmes £?millions spent...
Next steps <ul><li>Responding to the adaptive challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Redesigning the plane whilst flying it! </li...
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Public Health In A Change Of Age

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Presentation on the new agenda for public health, prepared for an audience in Scotland but addressing general issues. Part of the International Futures Forum's work on transformative innovation in health and health care.

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Public Health In A Change Of Age

  1. 1. Public Health in a Change of Age Dr. Margaret Hannah Health Programme International Futures Forum www.internationalfuturesforum.com
  2. 2. Purpose <ul><li>We urgently need fresh approaches to frame and respond to our major health challenges </li></ul>www.internationalfuturesforum.com
  3. 3. Why the urgency? <ul><li>Current efforts to improve population health are not producing results commensurate with the effort going in. </li></ul><ul><li>Current practice is incremental and disjointed. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite the £millions being spent, we do not know if we are making a difference </li></ul>www.internationalfuturesforum.com
  4. 4. For example <ul><li>No change in eating habits in 10 years in Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood obesity worse and now double average for UK </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements (e.g. in CHD mortality and breastfeeding) are achieved in spite of rather than because of our designated programmes </li></ul>www.internationalfuturesforum.com
  5. 5. www.internationalfuturesforum.com Source: The Guardian, summer 2007 www.internationalfuturesforum.com
  6. 6. Change of Age <ul><li>We live in a global society in conditions of boundless complexity, rapid change and radical interconnectedness. </li></ul><ul><li>Old identities, rules and models of behaviour are outworn </li></ul><ul><li>No new certainties yet stand reliably in their place. </li></ul><ul><li>IFF call this a “conceptual emergency” </li></ul>www.internationalfuturesforum.com
  7. 7. www.internationalfuturesforum.com
  8. 8. Still more urgent! <ul><li>Obesity, alcohol-related harm and mental illness growing despite our efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Ageing population, ageing staff </li></ul><ul><li>Health impact of fuel and food poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare-associated harm </li></ul><ul><li>Severe weather events </li></ul><ul><li>The health challenges of an “interrupted society” </li></ul>www.internationalfuturesforum.com
  9. 9. www.internationalfuturesforum.com
  10. 10. Where do we want to go? <ul><li>Healthy, happy people living in a well-functioning society for a fraction of the cost </li></ul><ul><li>Person-centred healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare staff who nourish their own wellbeing and those of others </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate technology </li></ul>www.internationalfuturesforum.com
  11. 11. £10,000 million spent by NHS Scotland £200 million Ear-marked funding for Health Improvement programmes £?millions spent by the public on wellbeing services (spas, gyms), nutritional supplements, complementary therapy, psychotherapy £? Small spend on: Art projects Ecological projects Participatory processes Kitbag Educative Curative Reductionist Holistic Types of thinking Types of action Conceptual Framework for Public Health in a Change of Age www.internationalfuturesforum.com
  12. 12. Next steps <ul><li>Responding to the adaptive challenge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Redesigning the plane whilst flying it! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy, food, community preparedness </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Design for transition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore the conceptual framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a future consciousness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design transformative innovations in health </li></ul></ul>www.internationalfuturesforum.com

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