What Is Population Health? | ASSIGNMENT HELP

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For this Discussion you will apply a framework developed by Kindig Asada and Booske (2008) to a population health issue of interest to you. This framework includes five key health determinants that should be considered when developing policies and programs to improve population health: access to health care individual behavior social environment physical environment and genetics.
To prepare:
Review the article A Population Health Framework for Setting National and State Health Goals focusing on population health determinants.
Review the information in the blog post .What Is Population Health?
With this information in mind elect a population health issue that is of interest to you.
Using this weeks Learning Resources the Walden Library and other relevant resources conduct a search to locate current data on your population health issue.
Consider how epidemiologic data has been used to design population health measures and policy initiatives in addressing this issue.
Kovner A. R. & Knickman J. R. (Eds.). (2011). Health care delivery in the United States (Laureate Education Inc. custom ed.). New York NY: Springer Publishing.
Chapter 5 Population Health (pp. 85102)
This chapter introduces the concept of population health which views health issues at the population level rather than at an individual level.
Kindig D. (2007). Understanding population health terminology. The Milbank Quarterly 85(1) 139161.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
This article provides a valuable foundation in understanding the terminology of population health. Although written in 2007 the information in this article is very pertinent to the topics discussed this week.
Kindig D. Asada Y. & Booske B. (2008). A population health framework for setting national and state health goals. JAMA 299(17) 20812083.
Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
Using a framework to craft policy and programs can help ensure that outcomes are measurable. The authors of this article note how some of the overarching goals of Healthy People 2010 were not measurable. They suggest a framework for developing more measurable goals for Healthy People 2020.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Morbidity and mortality weekly report (MMWR). State health statistics. Retrieved from
The CDC website provides health statistics gathered using epidemiologic methods. Explore the health statistics for your state or for a health problem of interest to you. (2010). Foundation health measures. Retrieved from
Healthy People 2020 uses the four foundational measures presented at this website to monitor the health of the American population.
State of New South Wales Department of Education and Communities and Charles Sturt University. (2012). Core 1: Health priorities in Australia: How are priority issues for Australias health identified? Retrieved from
Australia uses epidemiologic data to establish its health priorities. Review the information presented at this website and consider how the United States sets its health priorities.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2010). Healthy People 2020. Retrieved from
This overview of Healthy People 2020 provides a description of goals of this program along with indicators used to assess the health of the United States.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2012). Healthy People 2020 Improving the health of Americans. Retrieved from

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