Welcome to Futureportal, an ezine of the Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College (IF @ AACC), February 2014, volume 10, issue 2...We study the future to help build a better tomorrow.
Inside this issue...
- applied foresight... using the perspective
- futures thinking... looking ahead
- on the horizon... learning opportunities & events - local, regional and global
applied foresight ... using the perspective
The future of access to health care is actively promoted by many international organizations. Prominent among these is the World Health Organization (WHO), which works to secure the benefits of health care for all people. Data show that access to affordable health care can promote worker productivity and reduce the costs to employers which arise from the untreated health problems of workers, according the these U.S. Center for Disease Control websites.
futures thinking ... looking ahead
Sustainable development protects the future as well as the present. The International Institute for Sustainable Development (Canada) describes the important issues and contexts. The Office for a Sustainable Future of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources describes some specific applications and practices of sustainability.
on the horizon... learning opportunities & events
Interested in a course on the future for college credit?
Check our Exploring the Future (FTR /BPA /SOC /PSY 105) course listing. This is a 3 credit-hour General Education course which also satisfies the diversity requirement, and it is offered in either online or face-to-face formats. Registration is open for the Spring Term of 2014.
Registration is now open for the WorldFuture 2014 Conference, "What If". The conference will be in Orlando, Florida, USA, July 11 - 13, 2014.
The Futureportal supports the spirit of community among colleagues and the synergy of working together.