Population health consists of the incidence of diseases in a variety of groups of people, such as when comparing outbreaks among individuals in different age categories or races or who reside in a range of ZIP codes

Expanded Medicaid coverage of community-based services, using community health workers to deliver services, and hospital community benefits are all examples of how population health is achieved by addressing health at a community level

Population-Based Healthcare is focused on the system established to improve the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including distribution of such outcomes within the group.


This report discusses strategies to help health care leaders prioritize three foundational elements of population health: 1) information-powered clinical decision-making; 2) primary care-led clinical workforce; and 3) patient engagement and community integration