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

About the Public Health Foresight Study

The Public Health Foresight Study is a product of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). 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.