Hester, J.A., Stange, P.V., Seeff, L.C., Davis, J.B., & Craft, C.A. (2015). Toward sustainable improvements in population health: Overview of community integration structures and emerging innovations in financing (CDC Health Policy Series No.2). Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Year: 2015


This report describes that how, after Accountable Care Organizations, the next evolution is to focus on community and population health to lower the incidence of disease overall and improve quality of life for may individuals at once. This requires data that can see outside the clinical setting to capture outcomes for a total geographically defined population. Population health requires investing in long-term programs and developing financing options to support these services.

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