Population Health

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

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.


Letter or Testimony
Letter to Surgeon General and CDC on Community Health Call to Action
November 9, 2018

CHA signed onto a letter with several other public health organizations to share evidence, examples and recommendations to help promote and sustain ...

Presentation or Recording
Linking School Nurse Partners via Electronic Health Record Portal Dashboard
October 8, 2018

Learn how to begin electronically bridging your health care team with school nurses.

Presentation or Recording
Working to Improve Birth Outcomes and Reduce Infant Mortality
September 10, 2018

Melody Schaeffer of St. Louis Children's Hospital gives a brief overview of how the hospital works to address health disparities.

3 Steps for Implementing Social Needs Screenings to Detect Child Health Risk Factors
April 25, 2018

Screening for social determinants of health (SDOH) is a challenging process for children's hospitals.

Screening for Social Determinants of Health: Children's Hospitals Respond
March 30, 2018

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

Presentation or Recording
Creating Health Virtual Learning
February 21, 2018

View upcoming and archived population health webinars.

Community Health Spotlight: Engaging Local Leaders in Community Health Strategy
February 20, 2018

Engaging community leaders in planning for community health can help hospitals meet their goals while working with those who have the ability to ...

Doctors Prescribe Outdoor Activity With NaturePHL Program
February 7, 2018

Program promotes pediatric health through increased physical activity and a connection to nature.

Community Health Spotlight: Health System Addresses Social Determinants
January 11, 2018

A health system's efforts to address social determinants of health started with food insecurity, but expanded much further.

Partnering with the Community to Reduce Asthma Visits
October 27, 2017

Children's hospitals are reducing visits for asthma by building partnerships in the community and meeting families and patients where they live, ...

Emerging Trends in Pediatrics to Watch
October 26, 2017

A pediatric leader shares what she sees as the biggest challenges and opportunities in pediatric health care.

The New Importance of Children in America
October 12, 2017

Massive demographic changes are converging to make investing in children more important than ever. It is a strong wake-up call for policymakers.

Analysis or Summary
From Pilot to Practice: Implementing and Disseminating Innovation in Population Health
August 2, 2017

Drs. Fleisher and Fiks share tools and techniques to help institutionalize new population health innovations across an organization or community.

Analysis or Summary
Overall Health Means Integrating Mental Health and Behavioral Health
June 21, 2017

Dr. Rahil D. Briggs PsyD shares her experiences in developing one of the most comprehensive integrated pediatric behavioral health systems in the ...

Community Health Spotlight: Building Community Connections
May 17, 2017

The results of one children’s hospital’s efforts to better understand and connect with the community they serve.

Analysis or Summary
State Delivery System and Payment Reforms
May 15, 2017

Summaries highlight state initiatives that aim to improve care for state Medicaid populations, including care coordination, medical homes, ...

Analysis or Summary
Engaging Communities to Optimize Care Coordination
May 10, 2017

Drs. Jillian Baker and Rosemary Frasso share their experiences working on cross-disciplinary teams and in communities to help identify ways ...

Community Health Spotlight: Starting Care in the Community
April 12, 2017

How one medical school is preparing future doctors for a focus in population health.

Analysis or Summary
Value-based Care: Anchor of the New Health Care Landscape
April 11, 2017

To kickoff the 2017 Essentials in Population Health series, Dr. Nash explores how health care systems can position themselves for success in today’s ...

4 Essentials Children's Hospitals Need to Know About Population Health
March 28, 2017

Here's a compilation of resources to help children's hospitals understand population health strategies and implement them.

Analysis or Summary
The Essentials of Health Policy Sourcebook
February 24, 2017

This Alliance for Health Reform guide provides background info on key topics across the health care system including social determinants of health, ...

Analysis or Summary
Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity
January 27, 2017

This report from the National Academies examines causes of health inequity in the US and outlines solutions for communities to advance health equity.

6 Tools for Building Teams to Improve Population Health
January 11, 2017

It's critical to understand why patients make the decisions they do and begin thinking differently about the patient care approach.

The Role of Data and Analytics in Population Health
January 4, 2017

Big data and analytics provides a clear picture of the social determinants that drive population health.

Analysis or Summary
Improving Community Health through Hospital Community Benefit Spending: Charting a Path to Reform
December 21, 2016

This report from the George Washington University outlines strategies to expand the role of tax-exempt hospitals in community health improvements.



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.


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Government Relations Toolkit
CHA members can view and print the latest materials for outreach to federal and state lawmakers.