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Thank you for your interest in FORESIGHT and sharing your ideas to help us equitably envision a new future for health and well-being. We’re glad you’re here. To learn more about the initiative and this survey, please read below for some brief answers to the questions we hear most often. You’re also welcome to explore our website.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is FORESIGHT and why should I add my voice?
FORESIGHT is the first initiative of its kind to equitably design a bold, new future for health—together. Our system for health and well-being is broken and we cannot create better health and well-being for everyone by simply putting bandaids on what exists today. A diversity of voices—including your voice and the voices of people from your community—is needed to shape a truly equitable vision for the future of health and well-being, and ultimately to make that vision a reality in communities across the country.
FORESIGHT invites you to stay involved past the survey. Subscribe here if you’d like to stay in touch and hear about future opportunities. And, of course, you are always welcome to explore our website to learn more.
Who funds FORESIGHT?
Why do you want to know what I think about health and well-being?
FORESIGHT wants to learn from all people—people like you who are living their lives each day. FORESIGHT believes that those closest to the issues that impact their future should shape the future, and we especially need to hear from people who experience the worst health outcomes.
FORESIGHT includes everyone—regardless of immigration status, if they are experiencing homelessness, geographic location, or other circumstance. You might have heard this part of FORESIGHT’s process be referred to as “resident engagement.” Everyone is a resident of the place they live—whether they own, rent, are experiencing homelessness, or anything in between. We include everyone in our definition of resident and invite everyone to engage in FORESIGHT.
What will FORESIGHT do with my answers?
We’ll build a national vision and bold ideas for the future based on what we hear.
FORESIGHT will combine all the input we receive and summarize the ideas and common themes to better understand what people want and need. We’ll share these themes and findings in a national gathering in late 2020 where we’ll bring together people from many different walks of life who will use the themes to develop an equitable vision and bold ideas together. People from different races and ethnicities, incomes, cultures, places, professions, and ages will attend this gathering. We’ll make the themes, and the vision and bold ideas that emerge from them, available on our website. Subscribe here to stay up-to-date about FORESIGHT and be notified when those findings are available.
How is FORESIGHT reaching out to people?
FORESIGHT is inclusive of a diversity of voices in all parts of its process. For this part, we’re inviting people to add their voices through FORESIGHT’s partners, supporters, and friends because our partners are engaged with lots of different community leaders who can help ensure this work is as inclusive as possible.
There are two other organizations we are working with: (1) NORC, a nonpartisan polling firm, and (2) an organization called Marnita’s Table, which brings people together across difference. Marnita’s Table is helping FORESIGHT engage people all over the country through virtual conversations in ways that build community and strive to overcome barriers to online access. They will engage a diversity of people, and in particular people whose voices are not often invited into these conversations and who experience the worst health outcomes as a result of our current system. You’re invited to join us! If you’re interested e-mail us at email@example.com. We will get back to you with details about how to attend.
Why does FORESIGHT use the phrase "health and well-being?"
FORESIGHT realizes that health is created by many things, and most of it is created outside a doctor’s office. Health comes from good medical care, and also from things like personal and community wealth, safe and affordable housing, and strong social connections with friends and family. Health is physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. FORESIGHT uses the phrase “health and well-being” so we can engage you in a conversation about all the things that create health, and all the different aspects of health.
FORESIGHT wants us to think about the future when there are people who need help now, today. How will FORESIGHT bring about real change?
It can seem ‘‘out there’’ to think about life in 30 years, especially when there are many people who need help today and as we’re experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic and deep civic unrest as a result of systemic racism. The system we have right now makes it nearly impossible for people to be as healthy and thriving as they want to be. To change that, FORESIGHT is involving thousands across the United States to create a vision of a better future that is centered around what people want, and then start TODAY to organize, advocate, and build toward that future.