1st Edition

Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration

Edited By Ron Bialek, Leslie M. Beitsch, John W. Moran Copyright 2017
    454 Pages 64 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    454 Pages 64 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Rapid changes in healthcare and public health offer tremendous opportunities to focus on process improvement. Public health departments and agencies increasingly work collaboratively with hospitals and other community partners to promote knowledge and improve collective impact through public and private sector coalitions. Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration brings together population health experts and leaders to examine evidence-based intervention strategies, case studies in health departments and hospitals, health equity issues, core competencies, public health campaigns, step-by-step collaboration advice, and much more. Each chapter is written by a population health leader shaped by his or her experience implementing change in a community’s health, to demonstrate innovative methods and tools for building and leading sustainable community coalitions to effect real change. Designed to prepare population health workers in public health and healthcare settings to develop strategies for improved population health, this book is required reading for public health managers and health administrators as well as students enrolled in population health courses.

    Chapter One: Public Health Futures

    Clement Bezold, Yasemin Arikan, and Trevor Thompson

    Chapter Two: Population Health and Collaboration as Embedded within the Essential Public Health Services

    Leslie M. Beitsch

    Chapter Three: What is a Population Health Plan?

    Amanda McCarthy and Rahul Gupta

    Chapter Four: Advancing Health Equity: Population Health and the Role of Multisectoral Collaborations

    Renata Schiavo and Kenneth D. Smith

    Chapter Five: Why We Do Population Health Today

    Julie Trocchio

    Chapter Six: The Collaboration Imperative for Population Health Impact

    Julia Resnick and Jim Lewis

    Chapter Seven: Practical Considerations

    Megan Souder and Alicia Meadows

    Chapter Eight: After Initial Accreditation: The Road Ahead

    Kaye Bender

    Chapter Nine: Key Ingredients for Transforming Community Health

    Ron Bialek and John W. Moran

    Chapter Ten: The OKC Story – Creating a Culture of Health, From the Inside Out

    Gary Cox

    Chapter Eleven: Guidebook to Help Solve Population Health Issues through Collaboration: York Hospital’s Journey to Population Health

    Deborah Erickson-Irons

    Chapter Twelve: Population Health Measurement: Applying Performance Measurement Concepts in Population Health Settings

    M.A. Stoto

    Chapter Thirteen: Public Health’s Evolving Role in Effecting Large Scale Social Change

    Thomas Sleschlenker and Rudy Ruiz

    Chapter Fourteen: Public Health 3.0: Time for an Upgrade

    Patrick W. O’Carroll, Karen B. DeSalvo, Denise Koo, John M. Auerbach, and Judith A. Monroe, MD

    Chapter Fifteen: American Indian Perspectives on Population Health

    Donald Warne and Melaine Nadeau

    Chapter Sixteen: The Million Hearts Hypertension Learning Collaborative as a Model for Population Health Improvement

    Jose Thier Montero and Sharon Moffat

    Chapter Seventeen: Developing and Implementing a Population Health Driver Diagram

    Ron Bialek and John W. Moran

    Chapter Eighteen: Population Health Competencies: Guiding Non-Clinical Hospital and Health System Workforce Development

    Ron Bialek, Kathleen Amos, Julie Sharp, and Janelle Nichols

    Chapter Nineteen: Applying Economic Impact Analyses to Population Health Improvement Efforts: Much to Be Learned, and Much to Be Gained

    Greg Randolph

    Chapter Twenty: GRHOP [PCCP] How to Orchestrate It: Working with Community and Different Sectors to Achieve Population Health Outcomes

    Tiffany Netters, Jamie Giepert and Eric Baumgartner

    Chapter Twenty-One: Rural Public Health

    Gail R. Bellamy and Michael Meit

    Chapter Twenty-Two: Implementing Population Health Strategies

    Bill Barberg

    Chapter Twenty-Three: Promoting Multistakeholder Consensus and a Collaborative Approach to Population Health

    Allen Leavens, Elisa Munthali, and Marcia Wilson

    Chapter Twenty-Four: Improving Population Health

    Paul Kuehnert and Alonzo Plough

    Chapter Twenty-Five: Entering a New Era in Hospital and Public Health Collaboration for Community Benefit

    F. Douglas Scutchfield, Lawrence W. Prybil, and Rachel Dixon

    Chapter Twenty-Six: The Role of Data in Precision Population Health

    Brian C. Castrucci, Edward L. Hunter, J. Lloyd Michener, Theresa Chapple, and Don Bradley

    Chapter Twenty-Seven: Solve Population Health Issues through Collaboration: The Idea Model

    Sonja Armbruster and John W. Moran


    Ron Bialek, MPP, is President of Public Health Foundation, Washington, DC.

    Leslie M. Beitsch, MD, JD, is faculty at the Florida State University College of Medicine as Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Center for Medicine and Public Health.

    John W. Moran, PhD, is a Senior Quality Advisor to the Public Health Foundation, Washington, DC.