Learn a better way to Implement Population Health Strategies

Go deeper into the topic of population health collaboration with the new exciting book, Solving Population Health Problems through Collaboration, where Insightformation founder and President, Bill Barberg, joined more than 50 population health experts as co-authors. Bill's chapter offers six steps to developing and implementing a collaborative community strategy that will help you achieve the most successful and beneficial impact throughout your community. 

Our starter guide helps you more strategically address the population health issues affecting your community.


Bill Barberg's chapter, "Implementing Population Health Strategies" has earned the praise of several national leaders in population health.

 
 
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STEPHANIE BAILEY, MD MSHSA, PAST PRESIDENT OF NACCHO AND PAST CHIEF OF PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE FOR THE CDC

"Communities have gotten 'stuck' in the implementation phase because of the very reasons expressed in this dynamic chapter--a chapter which contains information which falls squarely in the category of 'disruptive innovation." It was only a matter of time before a new paradigm as expressed here and tools as introduced here would be developed to facilitate community processes [...] The phrase from the chapter: 'there are almost always ways to move the measure in the desired direction without actually accomplishing the underlying change which was intended,' makes the review of the chapter worth my time and should provide the 'why' to your adopting the tool, understanding and strategy for moving your communities' health needle more effectively, directly and as a team.” 


 

PATRICK REMINGTON, MD MPH, ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE INTERIM DIRECTOR OF THE UW POPULATION HEALTH INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON

"It is widely recognized that the goals of Healthy People 2020 will not be reached with better healthcare alone. [...] These [chapter's] recommendations are built on decades of sound research and are brought to life in the chapter using real-life community experiences: From Walla Walla to Detroit--people are working together to create a common agenda and work together to assure that all people live long and healthy lives."

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MARCELLA WILSON, PHD, FOUNDER AND CEO OF TRANSITIONS TO SUCCESS AND AUTHOR OF DIAGNOSIS: POVERTY

“Bill Barberg's chapter ‘Implementing Population Health Strategies’ offers readers a rarely found, concrete, step-by-step approach to transformational social change through collaboration and collective impact. Beyond use as a reference, I will integrate this approach as an essential tool for the community initiatives I am involved in, directly responding to poverty as an environmentally based medical condition and not a character flaw."

 

 

MARK HORTON, MD MSPH, FORMER DIRECTOR / STATE HEALTH OFFICER FOR THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

“The author has managed to integrate key principles and concepts of successful community collaboration articulated by respected leaders in the field into a fresh framework for strategically organizing, managing and monitoring broad-based multi-sector community efforts to address priority health issues affecting populations. A strong case is made for the use of a robust information technology platform for capturing, aligning, monitoring and communicating progress on the myriad of strategic activities that are often undertaken by collaborative partners in moving forward on a community health improvement plan. Community leaders considering launching, or already engaged in, a broad-based multi-sector collaborative effort to address community health concerns would do well to consider adopting the strategic framework presented in this chapter.”

 

 

MARY PITTMAN, DRPH, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE.

"The techniques and tools [in this chapter] help align the actions that local multi-stakeholder teams can use to speed the priority setting and actions to reach population health goals. The “zoomable” strategy map is an innovation that hospitals, NGOs, government, and neighborhood groups can use to creatively examine and achieve greater impact and accountability.”

 

 

James Creelman, Founder of Creelman Strategy Alliance 

"There is perhaps no more critical issue in the US and indeed across the globe than improving the health of communities. This is a top-of-mind issue for Governments everywhere. In this chapter, Bill Barberg [...] expertly describes how Government agencies and other stakeholders can work collaboratively to build, and perhaps more importantly, execute strategies that deliver required outcomes for citizens. Key here is the deployment of collaborative strategy execution frameworks that enables each player to fully apply their own expertize while, to a common agenda of enabling healthier communities, leveraging the skills and knowledge of others . Peppered with successful community health case examples, we will all benefit from the practical advice and steps Bill here provides."

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About the book

From the Authors

Ron Bialek, Leslie M. Beitsch, and John W. Moran

 

     Solving Population Health Problems Through Collaboration is the first book of its kind to provide advanced thinking from a wide range of change experts, specifically for population health improvement efforts. It provides key insights into addressing population health issues and challenges in a collaborative way. It examines evidence-based intervention strategies, case studies in hospitals and health departments, health equity issues, core competencies, public health campaigns, step-by-step collaboration advice, and much more.

     Other contributing authors include John Auerbach, President and CEO of the Trust for America’s Health; Kaye Bender, President and CEO of the Public Health Accreditation Board; Karen DeSalvo, Former Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Allen Leavens, Former Senior Director of National Quality Forum and Principal Clinical Quality Analyst at MITRE Corporation.