Community Health

Goal:

Improve community health through cross-sector collaboration

Strategies:

  • Improve health care for high-need populations defined by clinical, demographic, geographic and payer determinants
  • Participate in cross-sector initiatives that influence community health, such as public safety, neighborhood and economic development, education, and public health collaborations

A ‘population health framework’ suggests that the health of an individual is affected by four health factors: health behaviors, access to, and quality of clinical care, social and economic factors and the physical environment. Recognizing that clinical care represents about only 20% of someone’s health, the Partnership members participate in key community initiatives that have a particular focus on low-income and vulnerable families — and have a significant impact on improving community health.

Health Factors UW Pop Health