Population Health at IHI National Forum

December 9-12, 2018
Orlando, FL

Population Health is a featured topic track at the 2018 IHI National Forum.

Triple Aim for Populations

Our goal: Drive the Triple Aim, simultaneously improving the health of the population, enhancing the experience and outcomes of the patient, and reducing per capita cost of care for the benefit of communities. More >>
The Triple Aim framework serves as the foundation for organizations and communities to successfully navigate the transition from a focus on health care to optimizing health for individuals and populations.

In the Spotlight

A New Approach to Financing Key Investments in Healthy Communities
Research suggests that social determinants of health, including access to housing, nutrition, and transportation, can influence health outcomes and health care use for vulnerable populations. Drawing on lesser-known economic models and available data, the authors of this Health Affairs article discuss how a properly governed, collaborative approach to financing interventions that improve social determinants of health could earn a financial return and sustain such investments.

The Community Health Worker Boom
The authors of a NEJM Catalyst article provide practical insights that can help health care organizations optimize their investments in community health workers as part of their efforts to improve population health. You may also be interested in the 2019 IHI Summit on Improving Patient Care, April 11-13 in San Francisco.

Payers Can’t Control Costs Without Addressing Social Determinants
A Modern Healthcare article notes that, as health insurers enter into more value-based contracts, they are stepping up and addressing the social and environmental factors that affect a person’s health.

Promoting Health and Wellbeing by “Prescribing” Play for Children
This Huffington Post article describes new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics regarding “prescribing” play for children to promote wellbeing for both children and families.

Navigating Health Care Policy: Social Determinants of Health
An excerpt from the IHI 2017 National Forum’s navigating health care policy panel, published in NEJM Catalyst, focuses on a discussion about social determinants of health. Join us for this year’s National Forum on December 9-12 in Orlando, Florida.


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