Historically, population health sciences have focused on factors affecting the health of populations and medicine has been focused on treating individual patients. Increasingly, health care is embracing a “population management” approach. In principle, the growing interest in populations by health care entities may create new opportunities to translate population health science into action. In practice, creating effective partnerships to leverage population health evidence can be challenging.
This webinar will explore the increasing opportunities for partnerships between health care systems and population health science, with an emphasis on how these can advance population health and equity, and why additional approaches, beyond health care, will still be needed.
Using COVID as an example, Lisa Berkman will provide a big-picture view of the multitude of approaches, that leverage systemic insights across a wide spectrum of domains and improve health and health equity in populations, as well as generate scientific contributions across the social, behavioral and medical sciences.
Philip Alberti will comment on how medical and public health perspectives on population health improvement came to differ, and argue that, despite these differences, health care can be the best partner in the multisector collaboratives necessary to promote health equity and improve population health.
Dawn Alley will discuss the opportunities and challenges for developing partnership-driven approaches to improve the health of whole populations in the context of population health science and programs at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She will also address how such approaches fit into the larger scope of population health improvement.
Chisara Asomugha will share her experiences in developing health care/population health collaborations and distill lessons learned about the challenges involved, keys to success, and the contributions these partnerships can make to improving population health.#PAA-Event