Collaboration Between Health Care and Public Health—Workshop in Brief


Note: Proceedings contain the opinion of the presenters, but do NOT reflect the conclusions of the Health and Medicine Division or the National Academies. Learn more about the differences between Reports and Proceedings.

Drawing on the experience of practitioners and stakeholders in health and nonhealth fields, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement fosters interdisciplinary dialogue about factors and actions needed to improve the nation’s health. On February 5, 2015, the roundtable held a workshop in Washington, DC, titled “Opportunities at the Interface of Health Care and Public Health.” The event focused on how collaboration can facilitate conversation and action to achieve more meaningful population health solutions. This brief summary of the workshop highlights presentations and discussion sessions that followed, and it should not be viewed as conclusions or recommendations from the workshop. Statements made and opinions expressed are those of individual presenters and participants, and are not necessarily endorsed or verified by the IOM or the roundtable, and they should not be construed as reflecting any group consensus. A more detailed summary of the workshop proceedings will be available in 2015.