Spread, Scale, and Sustainability in Population Health—Workshop in Brief


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On December 4, 2014, the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held its 10th workshop in New York City. The workshop, titled “Achieving Meaningful Population Health Outcomes: A Workshop on Spread and Scale,” focused on the spread, scale, and sustainability of strategies to improve population health in a variety of contexts and sectors. The workshop explored: the different meanings of spread and scale; what could be learned about a variety of approaches to the spread and scale of ideas, practices, programs, and policies; how users measure whether their strategies of spread and scale were effective; and how to accelerate a focus on spread and scale strategies in population health.