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Population Health in Rural

Health promotion and disease prevention interventions may focus on improving population health. Population health is defined by Kindig and Stoddart (2003) as:

“the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.”

In rural communities, population health approaches should involve:

Resources to Learn More

Pathways to Population Health Framework and Getting Started Guide
Defines key concepts related to population health and provides links to tools to support organizations in achieving community health improvements.
Organization(s): American Hospital Association/Health Research and Educational Trust, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, Public Health Institute, and Stakeholder Health