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.

Resources

Analysis or Summary
CMS Releases Guidance to States on Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid and CHIP
March 3, 2021

CMS released a letter to state health officials providing guidance under Medicaid and CHIP to address SDOH.

Article
School-Based Care Comes Home
January 5, 2021

With large numbers of students learning remotely, Children's Health expands access to care by bringing its school-based telehealth system into the home.

Article
Program Targets Social Factors that Drive Pediatric Health Outcomes
December 21, 2020

How one hospital built a program to address social challenges in youth with complex and chronic medical conditions.

Report
2020 State Child Health Policy Trends
December 18, 2020

Our 2020 State Child Health Policy Trends Overview was informed by responses from children’s hospital GRs in 35 states.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Forecasting the Flu Season
December 2, 2020

Amid COVID-fueled uncertainty, an infectious disease expert says it’s crucial to lean on tried-and-true methods in the fight against the familiar virus.

Article
5 Ways to Make Behavioral Health Part of Every Child's Care
November 11, 2020

How one hospital is creating statewide change in meeting behavioral health needs.

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5 Guidelines to Bring Equity to Action
November 3, 2020

While data is important, this researcher says it’s time to do more than talk about racial disparities; it’s time to work on prevention and intervention.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Report
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Announcement or News
Community Health Affinity Group
October 22, 2019

CHA launches an affinity group for colleagues working in community health and community benefit. Learn from peers working in community health.

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.

Article
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.

VBC Resources

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

Upcoming Events

Newsletter

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.