Population health is “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. …The field of population health includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these two.”
— David Kindig and Greg Stoddart
Resources for Population Health Training and Education
The Division of Community Health partners with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in creating materials for population health training and education.
The division strives to improve social and health delivery systems in the acute and ambulatory setting by following the The Institute for Health Improvement (IHI) Triple Aim goals:
- Improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction);
- Improving the health of populations; and
- Reducing the per capita cost of health care.
Access to Care
To reach vulnerable populations in Durham, the Division of Community Health expands access to medical care by operating neighborhood clinics, home-based primary care initiatives, and school-based clinics and wellness programs.