Metrics that Matter for Population Health Action: A Workshop

When: July 30, 2015 (8:30 AM Pacific)

Topics Children and Families, Education, Public Health
Activity: Roundtable on Population Health Improvement
Board: Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

Oakland Conference Center of the California Endowment

1111 Broadway, 7th Floor
Oakland, California

July 30, 2015

The field of population health is characterized by an overabundance of measures and indicators, and by multiple efforts* to examine the nature, validity, uses, and usefulness of existing measures, and to simplify existing sets to meet the needs of all decision makers, from policymakers to communities. This workshop:

(1) highlighted existing and emerging population health metrics sets and explore their purposes, areas of overlap and gaps 
(2) highlighted population health metrics with attention to equity/disparities

(3) discussed characteristics of metrics necessary for stakeholder action (across multiple sectors whose engagement is needed to transform the conditions for health in communities) 

(4) highlighted population health metrics useful to addressing health beyond health care and engaging “total population health” (again, across multiple sectors)

The webcast archive and .pdf's of the presentations will be posted to this page.

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*For IOM reports on measurement and data for health improvement, visit:

For the Public’s Health: The Role of Measurement in Action and Accountability (2011)
Toward Quality Measures for Population Health and the Leading Health Indicators (2013)
Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress (2015)

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