CHanGE discerns, quantifies, and communicates risk by taking a systems approach. Working with diverse stakeholders, CHanGE uses scenarios to highlight and quantify current risks, giving weight to vulnerable populations, studying their susceptibility, and identifying and testing strategies to improve and protect their health.
CHanGE works with communities to identify strategic investments that will improve their health, from strengthening public health activities and systems to conducting health impact assessments of infrastructure decisions. Activities range from consultation to assure strategic public health investment to research on new interventions to protect health, including factors that affect successful implementation.
PURSUING TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE
Global change presents unprecedented challenges and opportunities to population health, with the challenges expected to increase over coming decades. Early action can reduce current health burdens from global environmental changes, and prevent much of the increases projected over coming decades. Preparing for and managing risks is fundamentally about the future –the health of our children and grandchildren, identifying opportunities for transformative change in health and other sectors.