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Population Health

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
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