Creating an Integrated Child Health System Using a Population Health Perspective

From the Grantmakers in Health website:

Population health is a phrase that is becoming widely used among public health officials, health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and grantmakers. At its core is a focus on building sustainable linkages among health care systems, public health agencies, and the larger community to prevent the onset of chronic disease and improve health outcomes.  During this meeting of grantmakers and other stakeholders, we applied a population health framework to children’s health and addressed the question: What would an integrated child health system look like? We focused on innovative practices and policies and catalytic roles that grantmakers can play.  Learn more…


Improving Systems of Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs

From the Grantmakers in Health website:

When children with chronic conditions are acutely ill, they generally receive high-quality, comprehensive medical care. Once the acute stage has passed, however, families typically find that ongoing care for a child with complex needs involves a series of discontinuous, uncoordinated, and costly services and programs. The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, based in Palo Alto, California, has begun to address these issues as part of its mission to increase the quality and accessibility of health care for children. Learn more…



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