Population health is rapidly becoming an overarching umbrella for connecting the clinical health professions, traditional public health, and health administration and policy. Population Health: A Primer provides an overview of population health including key concepts and approaches needed to build an educational foundation for this rapidly emerging field. The text begins with an overview of population health and why it matters before providing a step-by-step approach to thinking in systems and covering the basic tools of population health. Case studies throughout illustrate the application of approaches for addressing population health issues. A helpful instructor's guide suggests options for using the Primer in short courses, as part of a larger course, or as individual units.
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In this engaging and accessibly written book, Population Health in America weaves demographic data with social theory and research to help students understand health patterns and trends in the U.S. population. While life expectancy was estimated to be just 37 years in the United States in 1870, today it is more than twice as long, at over 78 years. Yet today, life expectancy in the U.S. lags behind almost all other wealthy countries. Within the U.S., there are substantial social inequalities in health and mortality: women live longer but less healthier lives than men; African Americans and Native Americans live far shorter lives than Asian Americans and White Americans; and socioeconomic inequalities in health have been widening over the past 20 years. What accounts for these population health patterns and trends? Inviting students to delve into population health trends and disparities, demographers Robert Hummer and Erin Hamilton provide an easily understandable historical and contemporary portrait of U.S. population health. Perfect for courses such as population health, medical or health sociology, social epidemiology, health disparities, demography, and others, as well as for academic researchers and lay persons interested in better understanding the overall health of the country, Population Health in America also challenges students, academics, and the public to understand current health policy priorities and to ask whether considerably different directions are needed.
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.; Part 2 -The Population Health Ecosystem: and Part 3 - Creating Culture Change.
- Author : Mary Beth Zeni
- Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
- Release Date : 2019-11-25
- Genre : Medical
- Pages : 306
- ISBN : 9781284154948
Principles of Epidemiology for Advanced Practice Nurses provides students and practitioners with an overview of epidemiology concepts as well as the history, models and frameworks in use today.
Measures of population health -- Methods for calculating heatlhy life expectancy -- Expected years of healthy life under various definitions of health -- Trends in life free of activity limitation: United States, 1985-95 -- The impact of incomplete data on healthy life expectancy estimates -- Summary and conclusion.
POPULATION HEALTH SCIENCE formalizes an emerging discipline at the crossroads of social and medical sciences, demography, and economics--an emerging approach to population studies that represents a seismic shift in how traditional health sciences measure and observe health events. Bringing together theories and methods from diverse fields, this text provides grounding in the factors that shape population health. The overall approach is one of consequentialist science: designing creative studies that identify causal factors in health with multidisciplinary rigor. Distilled into nine foundational principles, this book guides readers through population science studies that strategically incorporate: . macrosocial factors . multilevel, lifecourse, and systems theories . prevention science fundamentals . return on investment . equity and efficiency Harnessing the power of scientific inquiry and codifying the knowledge base for a burgeoning field, POPULATION HEALTH SCIENCE arms readers with tools to shift the curve of population health. "
Population Health is an integrated book that makes use of principles and concepts from the fields of epidemiology, demography, sociology, and anthropology. It arose from a graduate course on the principles of epidemiology that the author taught over the past decade. It is organized around the key objectives of measuring the health status of populations, assessing population health risks and inferring causation, and planning and evaluating population health interventions. The text emphasizes basic concepts and methods and makes use of case studies, exercises, and boxes to introduce students to the full range of population health issues seen in the literature. It is designed for use in introductory/intermediate courses in epidemiology, public health, and health policy and management.
Linkage of NCHS Population Health Surveys to Administrative Records from Social Security Administration and Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services
- Author : National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2015
- Genre : Health insurance
- Pages : 44
- ISBN : 0840606737
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1983
- Genre : Birth control
- Pages : 33
- ISBN : UOM:39015028972035
As life expectancy rates continue to increase in many countries around the world, comparative health assessments based on mortality rates alone give an increasingly inadequate picture of public health. This publication addresses a wide range of key issues regarding the measurement of population health using comprehensive indices which combine data on mortality and ill-health. It considers the various uses of such summary measures, as well as an appropriate measurement framework and specific ethical and social value choices involved. The contributors to this book include leading experts in epidemiological methods, ethics, health economics, health status measurement and the valuation of health states.
There is currently an urgent need for the public health community to develop its own evidence base as a tool for evaluating emerging interventions. This text provides the tools needed to facilitate this process.
- Author : Denise Vaillancourt
- Publisher : World Bank Publications
- Release Date : 1992
- Genre : Nutricion
- Pages : 65
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX