What is “population health”?

November 21, 2014

With support from the National Network of Public Health Institutes, through a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded project, HPIO convened a group of healthcare and public health stakeholders throughout 2014 to develop a consensus definition of population health for Ohio. This brief describes the consensus understanding of population health that resulted from discussions among members of this workgroup. It provides a definition of population health and describes five key characteristics of population health strategies.

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