Population Health Definition

There is often confusion around what is meant by the term “population health.” AHA and the Association for Community Health Improvement offer a definition of the term as well as the goals and processes that hospitals should consider as they implement population health strategies. 

This infographic also illustrates five goals for hospitals:

  1. Coordinate hospital-based interventions with community stakeholders and other key partners through mature collaborations;
  2. Increase preventive health services through coordinated care across the health care continuum;
  3. Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate care;
  4. Promote healthy behaviors; and
  5. Track population health metrics against dashboard targets.

 

Related Resources

Case Studies
Case Studies
Connecting health systems and community-based organization
Special Bulletin
Member
Making Charges Transparent: Things to Consider Present charge information in a way that is understandable to and usable by
Special Bulletin
People deserve meaningful information about the price of their hospital care. Hospitals are committed to sharing information that will help people make…
Issue Brief
Consumers and their families deserve helpful information about the price of their hospital care, and America’s hospitals and the AHA are committed to providing…
Guides/Reports
Health care pricing is complex and can be difficult to understand.