Population Health Implications of the Affordable Care Act: Workshop Summary (2013)

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) just released the report, Population Health Implications of the Affordable Care Act summarizing the June 2013 workshop, which examined the impact of the Affordable Care Act on population health improvement. The workshop brought together stakeholders from the public and private sectors involved with health and health care delivery. In an effort to move outside of status quo understanding of population health, this report discusses three core issues:

  • Supporting fruitful interaction between primary care and public health
  • Strengthening governmental public health
  • Exploring community action in transforming the conditions that influence the public’s health.

Other IOM reports can be found here.

Keynote on Health Policy: “Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice”

Jim P. Stimpson, PhD, Associate Professor in COPH and Director of the Center for Health Policy gave a keynote address titled “Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice” at the Policy, Systems, and Environmental Changes Summit held March 13-14 in LaVista, NE. The main message of Dr. Stimpson’s address, which was attended by public health leaders, is that public health interventions should be  evidence-based, reach a broad audience, reduce inequality, and be sustainable and cost effective. The Center for Health Policy and the Nebraska Health Policy Academy are local resources available to assist public health leaders implement policy, systems, and environmental changes in their community.