State Approaches to Addressing Population Health Through Accountable Health Models

January 23, 2018

To improve population health and health equity, states are working across Medicaid, public health, and other agencies to develop accountable health structures. State accountable health models — both currently operating and those in development — fall along a continuum. All of them promote healthy communities through community partnerships, but some contract with Medicaid agencies to provide health… Read more »

More Than Just a Partnership: Why a Hospital and a Community-Based Organization Joined Together to Provide Population Health

December 12, 2017

Peninsula Regional Medical Center and MAC, Inc., (Maintaining Active Citizens) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) and its Living Well Center of Excellence provide support for patients ready to return home through home- and community-based programs and services—to help reduce hospital readmissions. This web seminar will describe the value this partnership brings to the AAA, the… Read more »

Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals

July 25, 2017

As health care delivery transformation improves toward a population health paradigm that incentivizes keeping people healthy, hospitals and health systems are recognizing the significance of addressing social determinants of health. Research has shown that only 20 percent of health can be attributed to medical care, while social and economic factors account for 40 percent. This… Read more »

The Baby Boom Cohort in the United States: 2012 to 2060

April 16, 2015

This report examines changes in the U.S. population over the coming decades, with a focus on the baby boom cohort and its future role in shaping the demographic composition of the United States. The size and structure of this population will have implications for researchers, policy makers, health care professionals, and others seeking to anticipate… Read more »

Healthy People 2020

April 16, 2015

Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. Healthy People 2020. Healthy People 2020 is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations.

Leading Through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity

April 16, 2015

The changes inherent in the Affordable Care Act (health reform) have extensive implications for all aspects of the U.S. health system: financing, service delivery, public health, coverage and access, quality, and ultimately, well-being. During this critical period of health system transformation, public health has the opportunity to address both technical and adaptive challenges, think systemically,… Read more »