The Collaborative is built on the recognition that the relationship between public health agencies and health care organizations (systems, hospitals, others) is central to community health improvement efforts. The Collaborative also acknowledges the opportunity posed by the changing dynamics in the delivery of and reimbursement for health care services at the community level in the context of health care reform.
The collaborative has a dual purpose:
- To help strengthen the relationship between public health and health care
- To strengthen governmental public health, supporting public health practitioners in the emerging and evolving “population health” landscape
The Collaborative is co-chaired by Terry Allan, Health Commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (Ohio), and David Lakey, Chief Medical Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at the University of Texas System.
Terry Allan David Lakey
The Collaborative is a group of participants that is inclusive and open to all individuals and organizations with relevant interests. Participation in individual projects and events is structured according to interest, need, and practicality.
- Several members of the collaborative participated in a Call for Population Health Case Reports that yielded 25 submissions. Eight were selected after a process of review, and they have been published as perspectives here.
Webinars on topics at the interface of health care and public health practice.
 e.g., where cross-sector action and the ability to collaborate are necessities