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.

 

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