Population Health

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Photo: Courtney Smith, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

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.


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.

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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, ...

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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.

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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.

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Staff Competencies to Support Population Health
December 7, 2016

Discover six specific opportunities and tools for 12 critical staff competencies to support population health.

4 Strategies for Addressing Social Determinants of Health
December 6, 2016

Summary of the Essentials in Population Health webinar and whitepaper, "Context Counts: How Social Determinants of Health Impact Care Delivery."

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Essential Hospitals Institute: A Road Map to Community Integrated Health Care
November 21, 2016

This report includes strategies to build a foundation for population health, assemble resources, and implement community integrated health care.

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Role of Data Analytics in Pediatric Population Health
November 17, 2016

Learn the types of data required for population health management with a focus on pediatric populations.

4 Things You Need to Know About Population Health
November 15, 2016

Essentials in Population Health, a four-part webinar series for children’s hospital leaders and teams, kicked off with "Population Health—Why it ...

How One Children's Hospital Found its Role in Preventing Community Violence
November 9, 2016

Lurie Children’s Hospital leads a violence prevention collaborative that engages stakeholders across Chicago.

Achieving Population Health Through Mental Health Integration
November 9, 2016

Mental health concerns in children and teens are unmet needs in primary care.

Issue Brief
Advancing our Nation by Investing in Children’s Health Care: A Message to the New Administration
November 4, 2016

CHA recommended essential steps for the next administration to protect children's health and access to care.

Retail Health Clinics Make Care More Convenient
November 1, 2016

Advocate Health Care partnered with Walgreens to open retail health clinics.

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The Case for Investing in Child Health as a Matter of Our Nation's Security, Economy and Well-being
October 28, 2016

National experts foresee a nation at risk from worrisome trends in our children's health plus costs driven by an aging population.

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Context Counts: How Social Determinants of Health Impact Care Delivery
October 27, 2016

Practical strategies for identifying and addressing unmet social needs to improve patient engagement, reduce health disparities and improve outcomes.

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Guide to Health Care Partnerships for Population Health Management and Value-based Care
October 21, 2016

This HPOE guide provides key considerations in partnering for population health management and characteristics of successful strategic partnerships.

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Population Health - Why It Matters
October 12, 2016

Adopting a population health perspective can help transform health care delivery and improve outcomes in the new health care landscape, according to ...

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You Get What You Pay for: Measuring Quality in Value-Based Payment for Children's Health Care
September 22, 2016

This brief overviews the way value-based payment arrangements ought to be structured to best meet the needs of children.

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Creating Effective Hospital Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health
August 23, 2016

This guide highlights promising practices for creating sustainable partnership structures and assessing interventions to build a culture of health.

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TFAH: National Forum on Hospitals Health Systems and Population Health
August 10, 2016

Conference highlights from the National Forum on transforming the current health care system to improve population health.

5 Ways to Build Relationships With Primary Care Physicians
July 28, 2016

Children's hospitals participating in the Coordinating All Resources Effectively (CARE) Award, share insights on developing effective primary care ...

Hospital-school Partnerships Benefit Students and the Community
July 28, 2016

Children's hospitals and schools are joining together for healthier patients.

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Population Health Virtual Learning Series
June 8, 2016

View upcoming and archived population health webinars.



Essentials Series

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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.