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Population Health: Creating a Culture of Wellness, 3rd Edition

  • David B. Nash
  • Alexis Skoufalos
  • Raymond J. Fabius
  • Willie H. Oglesby
  • ISBN-10: 1284166600
  • ISBN-13: 9781284166606
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the field of population health has evolved and matured considerably. Improving quality and health outcomes along with lowering costs has become an ongoing focus in delivery of health care. The new Third Edition of Population Health reflects this focus and evolution in today's dynamic healthcare landscape by conveying the key concepts of population health management and examining strategies for creating a culture of health and wellness in the context of health care reform. Offering a comprehensive, forward-looking approach to population health, the Third Edition's streamlined organization features 14 chapters divided among 3 major sections: Part I – Population Health in the U.S. discusses health and wellness vs. healthcare delivery; epidemiology and the impact of social determinants. Part 2 –The Population Health Ecosystem looks at structures and systems; value-based payment models, population health informatics/analytics; and developing the population health workforce. Part 3 – Creating Culture Change explores health promotion and consumer engagement; implementing organizational culture change; care coordination; accountability for outcomes; and policy and advocacy.


  • End-of chapter study and discussion questions highlight key learning objectives and readings.

  • Case studies highlight real world applications of concepts and strategies, and links to web sites provide additional opportunities for expanding knowledge.

  • Each chapter can stand alone to highlight key population health issues and provide strategies to address them.

Table of Contents

Part I: Population Health in the United States
Chapter 1: The Population Health Promise
Chapter 2: Epidemiology
Chapter 3: On the Path to Health Equity

Part II: The Population Health Ecosystem
Chapter 4: Structures, Systems and Stakeholders
Chapter 5: Reimbursement Models to Support Value-Based Care
Chapter 6: Population Health Data and Analytics
Chapter 7: Workforce Development to Support Population Health

Part III: Creating Culture Change
Chapter 8: Health Promotion and Health Behavior
Chapter 9: Consumer Engagement and Technology
Chapter 10: Accountability for Outcomes
Chapter 11: Changing Organizational Culture
Chapter 12: Coordinated Care Delivery Models
Chapter 13: Policy and Advocacy
Chapter 14: Building Cultures of Health and Wellness Within Organizations