Kicking Off Population Health: Creating Communities Wellness
June 15, 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.
Please join us for the first kick-off meeting on June 15th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. held at 801 Market Street (11th floor conference room) featuring international leader Dr. Ray Fabius MD, CPE, FACPE Co-founder and President of HealthNEXT. Dr. Fabius is world renowned scholar and leader in crafting the population health approach and building organizational wellness. Dr. Fabius, he is a faculty member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the new School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University, and the American Association of Physician Leadership, where he is recognized as a Distinguished Fellow. He is the author of four books on medical management and population health – the latest one is a graduate school textbook titled Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness).
Additionally, below are other population health-focused meetings that we encourage you to attend this summer:
- Attending to the Whole Population
Wednesday, June 29th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
701 Market Street, 5th Floor, Main Conference Room
- 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