About Pathways to Population Health

Pathways to Population Health (P2PH) is committed to providing a clearer and more coherent understanding of what it means for health care organizations to be on the journey toward population health.

We are grateful to the Founding Partners, five organizations that partnered together to make P2PH become a reality:

  • American Hospital Association (AHA) / Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET)
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI)
  • Stakeholder Health
  • Public Health Institute (PHI)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation generously funded Pathways to Population Health as part of 100 Million Healthier Lives, an unprecedented collaboration of change agents across sectors that are working to transform the way we think and act to create health, well-being, and equity.

In the first year of P2PH, a group of Pioneer Sponsors championed the movement by helping to spread the word, support organizations as they joined, and share their learning. We are grateful for their invaluable support and guidance, which will allow us to truly achieve a common language and shift in the field.

We are also thankful for the many organizations and individuals that pooled their collective assets and expertise in service of helping health care organizations accelerate their population health improvement efforts, including the Founding Partners, Pioneer Sponsors, Health Systems Transformation Hub members,* and population health experts who participated in Design Meetings in September 2017 and April 2019 to understand the value of the P2PH tools and what gaps we could fill to make them even more useful to health care organizations.

 

*In support of creating a health system that is good at health and good at care, 100 Million Healthier Lives convened the Health Systems Transformation (HST) Hub that brings together more than 25 partner organizations representing a wide array of perspectives in health care transformation. In the past few years, the HST Hub examined the landscape of how health care organizations operationalize their work in population health and was instrumental in the development of the P2PH tools and resources. To join the HST Hub, inquire by emailing p2ph@ihi.org.