Population Health

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Population health is defined as the organized, all inclusive method to health care, the division of health outcomes in a population, the determining factors that affect the distribution of care, and the policies and interventions that influence, and are influenced by the determining factors. The population health framework seeks to repair a health care system what is considered ineffective, and economically unfair, and managed poorly. Some of the attributes of population health are it is centered upon patient care. It looks to eliminate inequality in healthcare, increase safety, and promote health care that is accessible, effective, and equal for all people. Population health calls for managing health promotion, prevention, and screening. Population health seeks to ensure everyone has access to the same quality of healthcare. Its strives to make sure all who receive health care are able to understand the care that is given are provided with resources to receive the appropriate care. Three major areas are the focus of health disparities: differences in access and services for use, within and across facility difference, and the socioeconomic status. Differences in access are based on location, lack of source for care, and lack of insurance. Within and across facility difference deals with the handling and redirecting of resources based on ethnic/racial group. Population health strives to make certain no one goes lacking in care because of the inability afford health insurance to get to health care appointments (Dynan, 2009). The National Institute of Medicine published Unequal Treatment: Confronting Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Health Care to raise awareness and concern surrounding these disparities. 1. Discuss how population health help support state and national interventions that address health needs.

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