The U.S. health system is broken. Americans pay too much for poor health outcomes and the health inequities within our country are glaring. While politicians respond by quibbling about who’s going to pay for our current system of care, what we really need is a radical rethinking of health that goes beyond health care to include all of the factors that contribute to a person’s well-being.

FORESIGHT is a nationwide, collaborative effort to equitably envision and create a new future for health and well-being. We have looked at the big forces that will impact our health in the future. Game changing trends tell us that things like climate change, pandemics, and powerful technologies will continue to change our world in unexpected ways. Now, we are listening to thousands of people—especially those whose voices are rarely heard—who are looking at these trends to identify a fresh vision and bold new ideas for shaping the best possible outcomes, starting right now.

With a better understanding of possible futures, a clearer sense of priorities, and a set of bold ideas, FORESIGHT will work with people and organizations across the United States to start making their vision for health and well-being a reality. This will require new partnerships and mindsets, a different allocation of resources, and a radical openness to experimentation. It will also require us to recognize that communities are different and therefore how they need to implement the vision will be different.

FORESIGHT is an initiative of 17 philanthropic partners led by The Rippel Foundation, created in partnership with Blue Shield of California Foundation, and closely advised by people representing a diversity of sectors who are ready to uncover and implement new ideas to address our nation’s growing challenges around health and well-being.

The world is changing fast. It’s time we design a future for health together.
Our work begins with FORESIGHT.