Putting Children First: Scenarios for the Future of Children’s Health and Well Being in the U.S.
In July 2012, about 350 philanthropists and child health experts congregated in Aspen, CO, for The Aspen Children's Forum: Investing in Children's Health and Well Being. This first-of-its-kind gathering focused on the provocative question, What role can we play in facilitating the transformation of the health and well being of children in North America over the next 20 years?
A key organizing device for the forum was the use of scenario planning to imagine various possible societal and economic futures. This report documents how the scenario work evolved, and the key recommendation that resulted from the forum: we need to launch a national children's advocacy movement unlike any that has been attempted before.