Population Health

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Photo: Allyn DiVito, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St., Petersburg, Florida

Understanding Population Health

Hospitals and health systems are evolving to navigate the changing health care landscape. The notion of an institution that is focused only on admitting, treating and discharging sick patients is fading. Children’s hospitals, by virtue of their expertise, the timing of their interventions early in life, and the reliability of their brand, can potentially impact the health of entire generations.


Flu Planning: Creative Solutions for Immunization During the Pandemic
September 23, 2020

How two children’s hospitals rethought how they deliver immunizations ahead of flu season.

Help Families Create a Plan to Manage Asthma
August 26, 2020

It’s a concept children’s hospitals are increasingly embracing as they address population health and social determinants of health: Meet people where they are.

Amid Pandemic, Children's Hospital Delivers Food
August 11, 2020

Children’s Colorado takes its food clinic on the road to address food insecurity—and provide a glimmer of hope—during the pandemic.

COVID-19: Telehealth for All
August 5, 2020

Children’s hospitals have expanded their telehealth offerings in the face of the pandemic. The next challenge is ensuring everyone can benefit from the technology.

Exploring the Link Between Homelessness and COVID-19
August 3, 2020

One outcome of COVID-10 is an increase in housing insecurity among families.

Presentation or Recording
Creating Health Virtual Learning
May 4, 2020

View upcoming and on-demand population health webinars.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Joins Allied Groups in Letter to FDA Encouraging Transparency in Review of Premarket Tobacco and E-cigarette Product Applications
April 30, 2020

We joined allied groups in a letter to the FDA encouraging transparency in the review of premarket tobacco and e-cigarette product applications.

Screening for Social Determinants of Health: Children's Hospitals Respond
April 3, 2020

An overview of how children's hospitals are selecting and implementing screeners for social determinants of health.

Leader's Perspective: Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus in the U.S.
March 11, 2020

As the death toll climbs internationally, children’s hospital leaders are stressing the importance of screening everyone and taking prompt action for those exhibiting symptoms.

Children's Hospitals Partner with Community Organizations
January 30, 2020

Partnerships between children's hospitals and community organizations have demonstrated improvement in targeted populations.

Fact Sheet
Tobacco and E-cigarettes: 2020 Key Issues
January 17, 2020

Curbing the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes by youth is a bipartisan effort going into 2020.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Supports The Social Determinants Accelerator Act
January 10, 2020

CHA joined a group letter to the House E&C Committee encouraging movement on the Social Determinants Accelerator Act.

Presentation or Recording
Why Engage in Accountable Care?
December 19, 2019

Listen to this 2-minute clip from a recent webinar as Anna Youngerman, President of Children's Health Network and Chief Value Officer at Children's Minnesota answers the hard question of why do hospitals enter into these partnerships?

Presentation or Recording
Insights From an Accountable Care Model
December 19, 2019

Listen to this 2-minute clip from a recent webinar as Anna Youngerman, President of Children's Health Network and Chief Value Officer at Children's Minnesota reviews several insights she has learned from working in an accountable care model.

Presentation or Recording
The Language We Speak in Community Health
October 17, 2019

Listen to this 45-second clip from a recent webinar as Bridget Clementi, Vice President, Community Health from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin addresses the importance of acknowledging language differences between clinical and community outreach – yet both strive for the similar outcomes for children and families.

Presentation or Recording
Emerging Trends in Health Care
October 17, 2019

Listen to this 60-second clip from a recent webinar as Bridget Clementi, Vice President, Community Health from the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin describes the emerging trends in healthcare that impact the delivery of effective programs that generate positive outcomes for children and families that a children’s hospital serves.

A Pediatric Leader's Perspective: Treating the Vaping Epidemic
October 16, 2019

One pediatric pulmonologist says she’s never seen so many vaping-related illnesses in such a short time.

Suicide Rates in Young Females on the Rise
October 16, 2019

A study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital showed suicide among pre-teen and teen girls has tripled.

Presentation or Recording
What is Cultural Humility?
September 23, 2019

Listen to this 2-minute clip from a recent webinar as Dayna Long, MD, from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland describes a framework for cultural humility.

The Next Epidemic: Vaping
September 17, 2019

E-cigarette use continues to grow in popularity among teens. Health care providers can help them understand the issue.

National Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Survey: Executive Summary
August 28, 2019

Findings from the fourth triennial national survey of child protection teams at children’s hospitals from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Association, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Baylor College of Medicine.

Census 2020: The Bureau's Strategy for Accurately Counting Children
August 8, 2019

How one leader at the Census Bureau is focusing on a more accurate count of children in the 2020 Census.

Announcement or News
Children’s Hospitals: We Must Work Together to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Violence
August 5, 2019

Children’s hospitals look forward to working with Congress and the Administration on bipartisan solutions to improve children’s health by reducing the trauma and deaths caused by violence.

Presentation or Recording
Educating the Community to Lead Healthy Successful Lives
July 29, 2019

Learn from the expertise of Cohen Children’s Hospital educational services.

Letter or Testimony
Children’s Groups Joint Comments to HUD on Health Impact of Proposed Subsidy Eligibility Changes
July 12, 2019

On July 9, nine children’s health groups, including CHA, submitted joint comments to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that urged the agency to withdraw a proposed rule to restrict mixed-status immigrant families’ eligibility to housing subsidies.

VBC Resources


Use these pediatric-focused case examples and market strategies to develop your hospital’s path to value-based care.


Essentials Series

Essentials in Population Health series logo

The Essentials in Population Health webinar and white paper series helps CHA members understand why and how our approach to health and health care is changing and what is required to operationalize a population health management strategy.

Case for Investing

In this commentary, CHA CEO Mark Wietecha and Christina Bethell foresee a nation at risk from worrisome trends in our children's health plus costs driven by an aging population.