The Population Health Alliance has a 20 year tradition of contribution to best practices and outcome guidelines. Over the past year PHA has successfully launched three major initiatives.

Mary Jane Osmick, MD Vice President and Medical Director American Specialty Health and Chair of the Quality and Research Committee has been leading a focused effort on the very timely and important topic of Social Determinants of Health. Under her leadership, the group has reviewed hundreds of sources and has produced an extensive review and guide for action. A brief will be made available to the community at large and PHA members will receive the full compendium. Watch for educational happenings to come very shortly as a result of this industry changing work. PHA Committees are members only committees. Please email us at staff@populationhealthalliance.org to join as we select our Quality and Research Committee priorities for 2018-2019.

PHA launched a strategic alliance with NCQA to advance quality standards in population health. Educational webinar sessions in December of 2017 entitled “Driving Quality through Population Health Management Strategies: An Overview of the PHA Framework and NCQA Accreditation Standards” were led by Tricia Barrett Vice President NCQA and Rose Maljanian Chairman and CEO HealthCAWS and PHA Board Chair and met with overwhelming demand. Peggy O’Kane President NCQA provided a keynote entitled “Driving Quality through Population Health Management- A Multi-Constituency Approach” at the PHA Forum 2018 in March. The NCQA guidelines will be made available courtesy to accreditation eligible PHA members. Listen to the webinar here

PHA completed a Senior Health Initiative led by David Chess MD formerly Chief Medical Officer TripleCare and Rose Maljanian Chairman and CEO HealthCAWS and PHA Board Chair. The initiative provided a best practice review of issues facing seniors and solutions at each phase of the health and care continuum. The work resulted in a panel presentation at PHA Forum 2017 and a white paper and webinar educational session entitled “Population Health Management: Our Framework for Optimizing Senior Health Across the Continuum” released in November of 2017. Download our whitepaper here.