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Population Health, Second Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access
Creating a Culture of Wellness

Author(s): David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University
Raymond J. Fabius, MD, Co-founder and President, HealthNEXT
Alexis Skoufalos, EdD, Associate Dean for Strategic Development, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Janice L. Clarke, RN, Senior Medical Writer, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Melissa R Horowitz, Project Director, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • ISBN-13: 9781284047929
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     466 pages      © 2016
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Practicing population based care is a central focus of the Affordable Care Act and a key component of implementing health reform. "Wellness and Prevention", "Accountable Care Organizations", "Patient Centered Medical Homes", "Comparative Effectiveness Research", and "Patient Engagement" have become common terms in the healthcare lexicon.

Aimed at students and practitioners in health care settings, Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness, Second Edition conveys the key concepts of concepts of population health management and strategies for creating a culture of health and wellness in the context of health care reform.

Beginning with a new opening chapter, entitled, “Building Cultures of Health and Wellness”, the Second Edition takes a comprehensive, forward-looking approach to population health with an emphasis on creating a culture of wellness. The revised text takes into consideration the Affordable Care Act and its substantial impact on how health science is taught, how health care is delivered and how health care services are compensated in the United States.    

Key Features:

  • Study and discussion questions are provided at the conclusion of each chapter to highlight key learning objectives and readings.
  • Case studies highlight real world applications of concepts and strategies, and links to web sites provide additional opportunities for expanding knowledge.
  • Each chapter can stand alone to highlight key population health issues and provide strategies to address them, allowing educators to choose specific chapters or sections that meet the learning objectives of the course.


Organization of Book  
Contributing Authors – 2nd Edition  
  Building a Culture of Health  
  SECTION I  Overview and Policy
    Chapter 1  Population Health Overview
    Chapter 2  The Spectrum of Care
    Chapter 3  Policy Implications for Population Health: Health Promotion and Wellness
    Chapter 4  Population Health: Education
    Chapter 5  The Political Landscape in Relation to the Health and Wellness of Nations
  Section II  Population Health and the Patient
    Chapter 6  Behavior Change
    Chapter 7  Patient Engagement: Engaging Patients in the Care Process
    Chapter 8  Behavioral Economics: How BE Influences and Changes Health
    Chapter 9  Health System Navigation: The Role of Health Advocacy and Assistance Programs
  Section III  Population Health Across the Continuum
    Chapter 10  Transitions of Care
    Chapter 11  Quality and Safety across the Care Continuum
    Chapter 12  Information Technology
    Chapter 13  Decision Support
    Chapter 14  Population Health in Action: Successful Models
  Section IV  Business
    Chapter 15  The Legal Implications of Reform
    Chapter 16  Making the Case for Population Health Management: The Business Value of a Healthy Workforce
    Chapter 17  Marketing and Communication
  Section V  Population Health Research
    Chapter 18  Research and Development in Population Health
    Chapter 19  The Role of Comparative Effectiveness
    Chapter 20  The Future of Population Health
  Appendix  Case Studies
    Section I: Case Study  Michigan Primary Care Transformation Project (MiPCT) and the Role of Multipayer Primary Care Initiatives in Achieving Population Health
    Section II: Case Study  Assessing Organizational Readiness for Population Health
    Section III: Case Study  The Power of Community in Population Health: PowerUp for Kids

David B. Nash, MD, MBA-Dean, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Nash, a board-certified internist, founded the original Office of Health Policy in 1990. Thirteen years later, the Office evolved into one of the first Departments of Health Policy in an American medical college. In 2008, the Board of Thomas Jefferson University approved the creation of the new school. The Jefferson School of Population Health represents the first time a health-sciences university has placed four Masters Programs under one roof, namely a Masters in Public Health, Health Policy, Healthcare Quality, and Safety and Chronic Care Management. The goal of this innovative school is to produce a new type of healthcare leader for the future.

Dr. Nash is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development, and quality-of-care improvement; his publications have appeared in more than 100 articles in major journals. He has edited nineteen books, including A Systems Approach to Disease Management published by Jossey-Bass, Connecting with the New Healthcare Consumer published by Aspen, The Quality Solution published by Jones & Bartlett Learning, Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century published by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), and most recently, Governance for Healthcare Providers published by Productivity Press. In 1995, he was awarded the Latiolais (“Lay-shee-o-lay”) Prize by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy for his leadership in disease management and pharmacoeconomics. He also received the Philadelphia Business Journal Healthcare
Heroes Award in October 1997 and was named an honorary distinguished fellow of the American College of Physician Executives in 1998. In 2006, he received the Elliot M. Stone Award for leadership in public accountability for health data from NAHDO. Dr. Nash received the Wharton Healthcare Alumni Achievement Award in 2009.
Repeatedly named by Modern Healthcare as one of the top 100 most powerful persons in healthcare, his national activities include membership on the board of directors of DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, Chair of an NQF Technical Advisory Panel, membership in the American College of Surgeons Health Policy Research Institute, three key national groups focusing on quality measurement and improvement. He continues as one of the principal faculty members for quality of care issues of the ACPE in Tampa, Florida, and is the developer of the ACPE Capstone Course on Quality. For the last decade, he was a member of the board of trustees of Catholic Healthcare Partners in Cincinnati, Ohio—one of the nation’s largest integrated delivery systems—and he chaired the Board Committee on Quality and Safety. He was recently appointed to the board of Main Line Health—a four hospital system in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also serves on the board of directors of Humana, a Fortune 200 company headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dr. Nash is a consultant to organizations in both the public and private sectors including the Technical Advisory Group of the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (a group he has chaired for the last decade), and numerous corporations within the pharmaceutical industry. From 1984 to 1989, he was deputy editor of Annals of Internal Medicine at the American College of Physicians. Currently, he is editor-in-chief of four major national journals including P&T, Population Health Management, Biotechnology Healthcare, and the American Journal of Medical Quality. Through his writings, public appearances, and his digital presence, his message reaches more than 100,000 persons every month.
Dr. Nash received his BA in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York; his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he was recently named to the Alumni Council, and his MBA in Health Administration (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. While at the University of Pennsylvania, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and Medical Director of a nine-physician faculty group practice in general internal medicine.
Dr. Nash lives in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Esther J. Nash, MD, fraternal twin twenty-three-year-old daughters, and nineteen-year-old son. He is an avid tennis player. Please visit: and his new blog at: Dr. Nash can be contacted at

Raymond J. Fabius, MD-Co-founder and President, HealthNEXT


Dr. Fabius currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of Thomson Reuters Healthcare and Science—the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Thomson Reuters combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science, and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. As CMO, Dr. Fabius spearheads thought leadership efforts, develops and deepens relationships with customers, advises on product development, and provides counsel to Thomson Reuters on medical issues.
Previously Dr. Fabius served as strategic advisor to the president of Walgreens’ Health and Wellness division. In this role, he provided guidance to integrate an array of services through their extensive national network of pharmacies, many with retail clinics, workplace health and fitness centers, and infusion therapy sites, into a seamless population health network.
Dr. Fabius is the principal of Ab3Health, LLC, and a founder of HealthNEXT, two organizations focused on population health, health and productivity, and building organizational “cultures of health”. To accomplish this, both entities utilize the five-stage road-map advocated by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine as well as Six Sigma methodology. During the assessment process, organizations are compared to benchmarks to determine gaps, which are then prioritized in an implementation plan to achieve best practice.
Dr. Fabius was I-trax (AMEX:DMX)/CHD Meridian’s President and Chief Medical Officer for the three years prior to its sale to Walgreens. During this tenure, he served on the board of directors and was principally responsible for converting this financially struggling organization into a workplace health leader while quadrupling the DMX market capitalization. CHD Meridian operated over 300 workplace health centers providing fitness centers, wellness programming, occupational health, acute episodic illness treatment, and comprehensive primary care and pharmacy services. Leveraging the trusted clinician at the workplace™, I-trax integrated wellness, disease, and disability management programs within the proven advantaged on-site model. In his role Dr. Fabius provided visionary guidance, new product development, clinical leadership, as well as setting the research and development agenda.
Dr. Fabius also served previously as global medical leader of General Electric, responsible for the health and safety of over 330, 000 employees worldwide. He spent his first decade in medical management within the health plan space, serving as a regional medical director and then corporate medical director for Cigna, U.S. Healthcare, and Aetna. This included leadership roles in utilization, disease and quality management, national accounts, e-health, and health informatics.
Dr. Fabius is boarded in pediatrics and medical management and has written two other books. The most recent one, Total Care Management, was published by the American College of Physician Executives and received the ACPE Robert A. Henry Literary Book Award in 2001. Dr. Fabius can be contacted at

Alexis Skoufalos, EdD-Associate Dean for Strategic Development, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Janice L. Clarke, RN-Senior Medical Writer, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Melissa R Horowitz-Project Director, Jefferson School of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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