Essential Hospitals Institute has released a new toolkit to help essential hospitals develop leadership positions for population health improvement.
The toolkit provides several resources for hiring and evaluating population health executives, including:
- a core set of skills;
- a list of hiring considerations;
- a template job description; and
- a skill assessment worksheet.
Hospitals can use these tools to build the workforce and leadership they need to improve population health in their communities.
The Institute developed the toolkit through an ongoing 24-month project, funded by the Kresge Foundation. Phase I of the project served as a formative evaluation and included focus groups with member hospitals, qualitative interviews with experts in the field, and a stakeholder summit in July 2018. Phase II will focus specifically on curriculum and implementation for essential hospitals.