How can we ensure that we promote the health of population groups? What interventions does this require, how do we organize this and also: how do we finance these ambitions? That is what this program is about.
Multi-morbidity, higher costs, scarcity of resources and greater differences in quality of life between groups in society. These are some of the trends we are seeing in health. The quality, accessibility and affordability of the current healthcare system are under pressure.
In order to put a stop to this, much is expected of a health-oriented population-based organization of support and care, including a corresponding costing. If we are to shape this without a major crisis as a catalyst and without a total system change, we will have to actively come up with innovative solutions.
There are successful examples abroad with a number of characteristic similarities: there is sufficient money to finance the start of a transition from a focus on care to a focus on health. In addition, there is organizational power and information is available at n=1 and n=population level. In the Netherlands, structural sustainable funding for health is lacking and what does and does not work in the field of health interventions is insufficiently measured.