June 13, 2017

Population Health

Population health management is an approach that aims to improve the health of an entire population. It has been described as consisting of three components. These are “health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions.”

In the US, the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are estimated to account for 70% of avoidable mortality and 60% to 80% of healthcare costs.  The SDOH include all the factors: social, environmental, cultural and physical that one is born into, grows up and functions with throughout their lifetimes which potentially have a measurable impact on the health of human populations.

The programming offered through the Buckeye Hills Population Health Division focuses a person’s ability to adapt to, respond to, or control life’s challenges and changes.  Our programming focuses on empowering people to manage their healthcare through education.