In Spring 2013, we are on the precipice of dramatic, disruptive change in the health field that offers an unprecedented opportunity and challenge to transform health care and population health.
We know that traditional public health approaches along with more and better health care are not enough to improve health outcomes, equity, and cost. We must also:
• implement sustainable, fundamental “upstream” changes that address the root causes of disease and disability; and
• transform the way we deliver health care to ensure access to quality, affordable health care for all.
Public health, health care, and economic/community development organizations are all striving to develop and implement new ways to partner across sectors and with the community to achieve improved population health, reduce cost, and improve patient experience (the triple aim).
While working upstream and transforming care delivery are compelling needs, they are not easy to achieve. Innovative relationships, strategies and collaborations are required – as is a different kind of leadership – in order to sustain these innovative interventions.
Our 2013 CHL Leadership Conference will focus on: a call to action, skills and vision for focusing on upstream innovation and care transformation.
Please join us in this critical conversation!