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  • National Academy of Medicine » A Sustainable Financial Model for Community Health Systems
    broadly conceived The authors applaud current innovations and new models being tested to address the cost of health and quality of health care but they find less progress in developing models for improving population health Several authors have offered conceptual models for an integrator function that is needed to support coordination and payment for population health strategies Hester and Stange build on those ideas and describe a Community Health System with a set of broad responsibilities such as convening partners and assessing community needs They then describe how the CHS would develop and implement a sustainable financing model to create and manage a portfolio of interventions grounded in the determinants of health and balanced in terms of timing of results level of evidence and scale of return Their conceptual financial model explains how the CHS could capture savings realized through the successful implementation of population health strategies and reinvest the savings into future activities Read more by topic Public Health About the Author Social Share Note The views expressed in this Perspective are those of the author s and not necessarily of the author s organizations or of the National Academy of Medicine NAM The Perspective is intended to help

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-a-sustainable-financial-model-for-community-health-systems/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Governmental Public Health and the Economics of Adaptation to Population Health
    public health agencies are organized and of their activities and financing An IOM report and other sources have described the heterogeneity of public health agencies and their activities which in some cases include the provision of clinical health care services and similar heterogeneity in how those activities are financed Aside from inefficiencies heterogeneity is problematic because it creates deep disparities in the level of health protection received by communities Read

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-governmental-public-health-and-the-economics-of-adaptation-to-population-health/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Paying for Population Health: A Texas Innovation
    In Texas the state s use of the waiver provides support for the population based prevention activities of local public health agencies and this state policy has the potential to transform the health of Texas communities Read more by topic Public Health About the Author Social Share Note The views expressed in this Perspective are those of the author s and not necessarily of the author s organizations or of

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-paying-for-population-health-a-texas-innovation/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Health Literacy as an Essential Component to Achieving Excellent Patient Outcomes
    needed to make appropriate health decisions The authors of a new discussion paper write that in order to accomplish this health care organizations must promote sustain and advance an environment that supports principles of health literacy This paper discusses how establishing an Office of Diversity Inclusion and Health Literacy is critical to operationalize health literacy across an organization and enhance its viability focus and sustainability Read more by topic Public

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-health-literacy-as-an-essential-component-to-achieving-excellent-patient-outcomes/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Designing Health Literate Mobile Apps
    low health literacy The authors of this discussion paper call for app developers to build health literate apps that apply usability and health literacy strategies throughout the development process The paper offers a set of strategies for developers and a case study to demonstrate how the strategies can be effectively applied in the development process Read more by topic Public Health Note The views expressed in this Perspective are those

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-designing-health-literate-mobile-apps/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Designing Health Literate Mobile Apps
    literacy The authors of this discussion paper call for app developers to build health literate apps that apply usability and health literacy strategies throughout the development process The paper offers a set of strategies for developers and a case study to demonstrate how the strategies can be effectively applied in the development process Read the Full Discussion Paper Read more by topic Public Health Note The views expressed in this

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2014-designing-health-literate-mobile-apps-2/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » HALE — Unification Theory for Clinical Medicine and Population Health
    For example a health care provider could use the concept of HALE to discuss with a patient the effects of taking medication to control hypertension or of introducing exercise and diet changes Similarly because population HALE is simply the aggregate of individuals HALE decision makers in communities could weigh the effects on the population HALE of various types of interventions e g designing safer streets increasing tobacco taxes to help

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2013-hale-unification-theory-for-clinical-medicine-and-population-health/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Health in All Policies: Improving Health Through Intersectoral Collaboration
    determinants of health The paper includes an analysis of key challenges and opportunities likely to arise when communities undertake health in all policies efforts This paper has been developed in part to inform participants at the September 19 2013 workshop of the IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement Applying a Health Lens to Decision Making in Non Health Sectors Read the Full Discussion Paper Read more by topic Public Health

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2013-health-in-all-policies-improving-health-through-intersectoral-collaboration/ (2015-07-15)
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