Understanding Population Health

Free, live webinar on December 11, 2015

Margaret O. Casey, RN, MPH
New York State Department of Health, Director of the Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention

Does "population health" mean the same thing as public health? Population health is a term frequently used by health care providers, health insurers, managed care organizations and federal health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid.  Yet it’s a term that means different things to different groups and is often confused with “public health.” This presentation will review the origins of population health, its many definitions, and its underlying meaning. We will also explore the differences between population health and public health, how the success of population health efforts are measured, and discuss some of the efforts to improve population health in New York State, particularly focused on the priorities contained in the New York State Prevention Agenda.

Learning Objectives
After viewing this presentation participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least one new role in population health that health insurers and health systems did not have prior to the implementation of the ACA;
  • Describe at least two requirements for success in population health efforts; and
  • Recall an example of population health efforts in New York State.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until December 31, 2018.

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until December 31, 2018.

Certified Health Education Specialist Contact Hours

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing Education Contact Hours are offered until December 31, 2018.