What is Population Health?
Population Health has become the umbrella bringing together clinicians, health administrators and public health professionals to improve the health of the population. From controlling COVID-19 and the opioid crisis to the use of electronic health records or the impacts of climate change, collaboration across the health professions is now key to improving health systems.
Population Health considers “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.”
—Kindig, DA, Stoddart G. (2003) What is Population Health? AJPH, 93, 366-369
The Clinical Prevention and Population Health curriculum framework developed by 8 health professions education associations recommends the integration of population health into the core curriculum of health professionals which includes medicine, nursing, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacy, and dentistry as well as public health and health administration.
The Jones & Bartlett Learning Population Health “Primers” can make this integration happen by providing short, what you need to know, publications which can be used alone or bundled with a wide range of Jones & Bartlett Learning publications at reduced cost. This growing Population Health list will include a full range of Primers that cover the spectrum of issues addressed by population health.
Population Health: A Primer by Richard Riegelman provides an overview of population health, including the population perspective, systems-thinking and system-doing, and tools of population health. An enriched eBook version offers chapter/unit quizzes, flashcards, interactive glossary, weblinks, and four Interactive Digital Lessons on the principles of population health.Learn More
Biostatistics for Population Health:
Biostatistics for Population Health: A Primer offers current and future health professionals a clear, and accessible approach to learning the basic tools and techniques necessary to conduct biostatistical analyses and the professional confidence to critically evaluate and interpret biostatistical findings. Each unit begins with a current population health problem and demonstrates the applications of the key biostatistical concept.Learn More
Climate Change and Population Health:
Climate Change and Population Health: A Primer offers a concise overview of climate change and health emphasizing what health professionals need to know. Beginning with science behind climate change, the text moves on to explore the health impact and how to effectively communicate about climate change. Finally, it discusses possible policy solutions that might be beneficial to help mitigate health issues caused by climate change.Learn More
Opioids and Population Health: A Primer
Written from a systems and public health perspective, Opioids and Population Health: A Primer begins with an overview of how drug use and addiction have been perceived and how prevention, intervention, and treatment services have been delivered in the U.S. It then reviews the epidemiology of opioid morbidity and mortality, historical framing of addiction and addresses the government response to the epidemic. Finally, it explores the public health response to the epidemic and considers how a population health approach may better address the epidemic.Learn More
Global Population Health: A Primer
Global Population Health: A Primer provides a concise overview of Global Health—from what it is and why it’s important to the key health issues, who it most affected, and the role of health disparities. It also reviews how different countries organize their health systems to achieve universal health coverage and address key health issues both efficiently and effectively. It concludes by considering what can be done moving forward to address preventable death and disabilities in cost-efficient, equitable and sustainable ways.Learn More
COVID-19 Global Lessons Learned: Interactive Case Studies
COVID-19 is the ultimate population health challenge and these six interactive digital case studies cover the clinical course, epidemiology and testing as well as prevention, treatment, and health policy for COVID-19. The COVID-19 interactive case studies can be bundled with any of the Primers at no additional cost (excluding inclusive access). A seventh case study, “Pandemic 2030”, will be available as part of the COVID-19 Lessons Learned eBook beginning in January 2022.Learn More
Companion Website: The Principles of Population Health
Ensure students understand the principles of population health. By working through these four Interactive Digital Lessons students will learn about the Determinants of Health and Systems-Thinking & Systems Doing – two critical topics in understanding and improving population health. These self-paced interactive lessons can be easily bundled with any Jones & Bartlett Learning text at no additional cost (excluding inclusive access).Learn More
Healthy People 2030
A key roadmap for population health, Health People 2030 in a national effort that sets goals and objective to improve the health and well-being of people in the United States.
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Clinical Prevention and Population Curriculum Framework v.4
This framework provides a common core of knowledge for clinical health professions about individual and population-oriented prevention and health promotion efforts. It has been incorporated into the accreditation process for health professions, including nursing, physician assistants, and pharmacy.
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The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention—Population Health Training
CDC is engaged in efforts to improve the U.S. health system and protect the public’s health, which is more complicated than ever. A key priority to accomplish this involves strengthening the public health workforce and developing leaders in population health.
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The Kings Fund
This independent charitable organization works to improve health and care in England, and offers a wide range of articles, publications, projects, multimedia, and more on population health and the wider determinants of health.
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One Health Initiative
The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment.
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