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APHA President Session: The Future of Population Health Outcomes Under the Affordable Care Act: Navigating the Intersection Where Medicine, Healthcare, and Public Health Will Merge
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Affordable Care Act and other transformative changes in health systems bring new intersections among medicine, healthcare, and public health. A broader array of health professionals and institutions increasingly share accountability for population health outcomes. This necessitates adaptive change in the way that public health conducts business, and requires greater shared vision, intersectoral collaboration, and interdisciplinary practice. A panel of leading public health experts representing academic programs, public health practice, primary care and non-profit organizations will explore some of the invited and uninvited opportunities in (re)uniting primary care and public health for stronger systems and greater health. Attendees will be able to envision and enable a future in which the public health system better integrates and advances prevention/population health and the schism between clinical care and public health is narrowed or erased--for healthier populations and communities. This session will set a framework for engaging and developing new models for education and practice, highlight innovations, and offer some specific ideas/tools that we can begin to implement both now and in the future.
Session Objectives: Identify at least three challenges in uniting primary care and public health to increase health and health outcomes.
List at least three examples of strategies to increase intersectoral collaboration and/or interdisciplinary practice to increase population health outcomes.
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Organized by: APHA
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)