Achieving Success in Population Health Management with Integrated Care
Addressing Nutrition and Food Access in Medicaid
his 28-page report, Addressing Nutrition and Food Access in Medicaid, is a collaborative effort from The Food Trust, Population Health Alliance (PHA), and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI). The newly released report highlights opportunities for food access organizations, health care payers, and policymakers to leverage funding from state Medicaid programs to improve access to nutrition interventions in health care settings.
PHA's New Series of SDOH Issue Briefs: Health of Populations and Social Determinants of Health
This first brief, “Taking Stock: Historical Context and How the Pandemic Is Changing the Face of Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity,” sets the stage and defines the context for the briefs that follow. It begins by reviewing a 50-plus-year history selected for relevance to SDOH and health equity, with a goal of helping clarify how we have arrived at our current state. It then focuses on current research that highlights how COVID-19 has exacerbated long-standing health and wealth disparities in populations, considering how societal structures and geography drive ill health and mortality in our most vulnerable populations. Finally, it discusses how the history and research bring us to a point of required action on health inequity, considering what it might take to change.
Taking Action on Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities
For years, PHA has long recognized the impact that Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) have had on the rising costs of healthcare and more importantly the overall health of Americans. In efforts to first highlight the issue’s importance and to seek solutions to address the matter, the PHA Quality and Research Committee published, “Taking Action on Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities,“ well-received whitepaper distributed to the membership and the partner community in March of 2018. This month, PHA is rereleasing that original 2018 report, which includes a new preface, and will soon begin publishing a series of new issue briefs pertaining to the current state of SDOH, Health Equity, Behavioral Health, Innovative Approaches to Care Management, and other pertinent topics.
Population Health Management: Our Framework for Optimizing Senior Health Across the Continuum
Our purpose in writing this article is to highlight how Population Health Management (PHM) strategies apply to and integrate with the lives of people over the age of 50, applying our framework for supporting healthy lives. We follow these individuals along the aging continuum—moving with the individual from being active and well, to becoming chronically ill or possibly frail disabled, or as they age with optimal health in mind and body.
Technology and Engagement: How Digital Tools are Reshaping Population Health
According to the Population Health Alliance, “Engagement in health is when an individual performs sustained actions towards achieving optimal health and well-being.” Recently, PHA convened a group of thought leaders to identify how technology can drive engagement in health and the types of technology that are enhancing our reach and impact as we work to engage individuals in their health and healthcare. This paper outlines the types of technologies which may be used to support population health programs, provide guidance on how technology may be incorporated into an overall engagement strategy, identify ways to measure engagement using these tools, and list the practical considerations when incorporating technology into your engagement strategy.
Program Measurement Evaluation Guide - Overview
When you assess the impact of your employee health management (EHM) program, which metrics are most important? And what exactly should each metric evaluate to determine effectiveness?
Program Measurement & Evaluation Guide: Core Metrics for Employee Health Management
The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and Population Health Alliance (PHA) are pleased to present Program Measurement & Evaluation Guide: Core Metrics for Employee Health Management (herein referred to as “Guide”), a core set of metrics for the evaluation of employee health management programs.
Program Measurement Evaluation Guide (Executive Summary)
Program Measurement Evaluation Guide: Core Metrics for Employee Health Management (Executive Summary) The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and Population Health Alliance (PHA) recently published Program Measurement and Evaluation Guide: Core Metrics for Employee Health Management, a core set of metrics for the evaluation of employee health management programs.
Participant Engagement and the Use of Incentives: Considerations
This document identifies and offers insight into the various questions that surround the creation and utilization of incentives, including the role of organizational culture in an incentive design program, the relevance of psychomotivational theory and how it helps drive decisions regarding types of incentives, incentive designs currently being utilized in the industry, budgetary considerations, emerging issues and evaluation strategies for incentive programs.
Population Health Alliance Obesity Toolkit
This toolkit was developed to address the management of obesity by all stakeholders including medical providers, employers, and payers. Surveyed users indicated the need for tools to enable conversations between primary care providers and their patients
Population Health Guide for Primary Care Models
This Guide was developed to inform and guide the implementation of key components of population health and specific strategies and suggestions for primary care-centered models to embed the components into their practice. In addition, this Guide offers suggestions and resources on measuring the impact of these efforts from both a cost and a quality perspective.
Global Population Health Report: Brazil
This Global Population Health Report on Brazil, developed by Population Health Alliance International Task Force, offers insight into the state of health care in the region through discussion of key health care related topics and case studies from PHA member organizations.