There is a need for a fundamental shift from sick care to preventive health to ensure the longevity of our healthcare systems and improved quality of life. The Nordic Health 2030 Movement can drive this transition.
The Nordic Health 2030 Movement was inspired by a workshop series in February 2019 where more than 30 leading decision makers across the met to explore future scenarios and how to best shape the future of health in the Nordics. This scenario process, facilitated by the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, was initiated by Nordic Innovation as part of our Health, Demography and Quality of Life program. During this process, all participants acknowledged the need for and the value in turning towards preventive health and agreed to develop a collaborative network for achieving this goal.
A vision for a preventive Nordic healthcare system
The aim of this publication, which was born out of the Nordic Health 2030 Movement, is to propose a vision for healthcare in the Nordic countries that will ensure a set of robust, sustainable, and resilient life conditions for future generations.
Together with the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, the Nordic Health 2030 Movement's collaborative exploration of the topic has led to some bold conclusions about what is needed to improve the state of health in the Nordics towards 2030, as well as the identification of what could be the best catalysts for a preventive health revolution.
During this process, all participants acknowledged the need for and the value in turning towards preventive health and agreed to develop a collaborative network for achieving this goal.
Principles for preventive care
The Movement rests on three sets of principles that have the aim of making personalised and preventive care a reality for all:
- The New Social Contract: Everyone should contribute; nobody should be left behind. That is the balance of the responsibility that we should all bear together.
- The New Data Models: All individuals and professionals should be able to experience meaningful input and output of health-related data in real-time.
- The New Business Models: All organisations providing health care should be incentivised and rewarded for preventive efforts provided to individuals.