The Public Health Foresight Study 2018 (RIVM)

The Public Health Foresight Study is a product of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) of the Netherlands. It is commissioned by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. Various stakeholders from policy, research and health care practice are consulted by RIVM for the production of the Public Health Foresight Study. The four-year Public Health Foresight Study (VTV) provides insight into the most important societal challenges for public health and health care in the Netherlands. The VTV–2018 consists of four elements: a Trend Scenario, Thematic Foresight Studies, Options for Action and a Synthesis. The Synthesis, published in June 2018, provides an integrated overview of the most important findings. If you have any questions about the VTV-2018, please contact us at

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Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document
Ageing, Built environment (housing, transport, urban planning), Communicable diseases, Digital, ehealth and mhealth, digitalisation, health literacy, Employment, occupational health, adult education, youth employment, Environment, climate change, Financial security, social protection, social inclusion, access to care, poverty, Financing and funding, Governance, Health in All Policies, Economy of Wellbeing, Health Impact Assessment, sustainable development, Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability, Health systems and services, primary health care, integrated systems, prevention services, health workforce, Maternal health, pre- peri-natal, childhood conditions, adolescent health, education, Mental health, addiction, Non-communicable diseases, alcohol, nutrition, obesity, cancer, smoking, physical activity

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