Online Program

Changing Landscape of Population Health: Integration of Public Health and Primary Care

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Julie Wood, MD, Health of the Public and Interprofessional Activities, American Academy of Family Physicians, Leawood, KS

Integration of primary care and public health through evidence-based community and clinical preventive health services is foundational to improving population health.  Healthy People 2020 and CDC reports document widespread suboptimal levels of recommended use of preventive services among the US population.  For example, most recent use among US adults to prevent premature death and substantial morbidity due to heart disease, stroke, cancer, and influenza found hypertension control of 48.9% (among hypertensive patients), colorectal screening of 59.2%, and influenza vaccination of 42.2%. Use of preventive services among adults also varies by segments of the population, with lower use often observed among low-income and some racial and ethnic minority populations principally because of limited access to health care services.  With new opportunities provided by the Affordable Care Act, this panel of national organizations for primary care and public health will highlight opportunities taken and challenges identified in addressing and improving integration of health services in the United States to create the healthiest nation in a generation.

Learning Areas:

Clinical medicine applied in public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Describe the continuum of integration of family medicine practice and public health services Describe the relationships between family medicine and public health, preventive medicine, and other primary care specialties

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: IOM Workshop, Collaboration between Health Care and Public Health; Co-Chair 2/2015 AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science, Subcommittee on Public Health and Primary Care The Practical Playbook: Public Health and Primary Care Together; contributor 9/2015 The Practical Playbook National Meeting Programming Committee ASTHO-Supported Primary Care and Public Health Collaborative, Sustainability Committee, Tri Chair
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.