Kicking Off Population Health: Attending to the Whole Population
June 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
DBHIDS invites you to learn about an innovative approach the Department is taking improve the health of everyone on our communities. This approach, called population health, helps to create communities in which ever member — not just those who seek out services — can thrive. A population health approach seeks to promote healthy and wellness in all, not just to diagnose and address the challenges of some.
We believe there are two compelling reasons for Philadelphia to adopt a population health model:
- It is a natural continuation of the important work the we’ve done to transform our system of care, and
- It is where the U.S. health care environment is already moving towards to further help contain costs and achieve better health outcomes.
We know that addressing not only the medical but also the social, environmental, and political determinants of health will support the health and well-being of all and bring us closer to eradicating health inequalities in and across our communities.
To ground, educate and excite community members, providers, stakeholders and others about population health and the implications of it, the Department will be hosting a variety of upcoming educational meetings focused on population health starting in June throughout August.
Additionally, below are other population health-focused meetings that we encourage you to attend this summer:
- Promoting Health, Wellness and Self-Determination
Wednesday, July 13th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
1101 Market Street, Floor/Room TBD
- Providing Interventions Across the Health Continuum
Wednesday, August 10 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
123 S. Broad Street. 23rd Floor Conference Room
- Social Determinants of Health, Empowering Individuals and Communities to Keep Themselves Healthy and Community Based Approaches
Wednesday, August 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
801 Market Street, Room/Floor TBD