Essential hospitals across the nation are employing population health programs aimed at improving the health of people in their communities.
These programs target the underlying causes of poor health outcomes among the most vulnerable patients by promoting healthful lifestyles, improving access to proper nutrition, and increasing access to preventive health care services. Often these hospitals partner with community-based organizations, creating strong networks.
The map below takes you around the nation with details of the remarkable population health programs currently underway by members of America’s Essential Hospitals. Work your way from coast to coast and learn about programs such as Aqui Para Ti at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minnesota, the Milagro Program at the University of New Mexico targeting pregnant women with substance abuse issues, and a medical respite program at the University of Washington.
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America’s Essential Hospitals has also partnered with UHC on a webinar (now recorded) covering population health.
The association also honored several of these programs with the Gage Award – read about the winners and join us in congratulating them!