The full resource library is on its way. In the meantime, here are some population health resources to get you started.
Health Impact in 5 Years (Hi-5)
Health Impact in 5 Years, developed by the CDC, offers resources for 14 community-based interventions to improve health. These interventions are categorized by “Changing the Context,” as to make healthy options easy or the default choice, and “Addressing Social Determinants.” Essential hospitals and their community partners can reference these interventions when developing population health initiatives. Each of the 14 interventions is evidence-based and has a proven track record to impact health.
Build Healthy Places Network
The Build Healthy Places Network supports collaboration between health care and community development sectors to promote wellness in low-income communities. Essential hospitals can access their website for a number of resources for population health, including: a Jargon Buster for “learning the language” of each sector, MeasureUp for program evaluation, the Partner Finder directory, live online discussion events, and multiple case studies of successful collaboration in communities across the country. In addition, Build Health Places Network produces a newsletter (The Pulse) and e-magazine (Crosswalk) to share stories and updates from the field.
Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE)
The Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks, and Experiences (PRAPARE), developed by the National Association of Community Health Centers, is a tool for health care providers to collect patient data related to social determinants of health. This resource consists of the PRAPRE assessment tool, as well as the PRAPARE Implementation and Action Toolkit. PRAPARE also includes electronic health record templates for data integration and guides for ICD-10 codes related to social determinants. While PRAPARE was originally developed for community health centers, it has successfully been implemented by hospitals and larger health systems.
Green and Healthy Homes Initiative
The Green and Healthy Homes Initiative is a national organization dedicated to promoting safe and healthy housing. Their site offers a number of tools that can benefit essential hospitals working in this area. These include: eight standards for healthy homes, home health risk assessment quiz, information and strategies around common household health risks, and educational and technical assistance resources.
Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities
The Hospitals Aligned for Healthy Communities toolkit series, developed by the Democracy Collaborative, offers numerous resources for leveraging the anchor mission for population health. As essential hospitals often assume the role of anchor institution in their communities, this is a valuable resource for strategic planning. The site features three toolkits specific to workforce, purchasing, and investment. Each toolkit offers case studies, videos, graphics, and step-by-step guides for key strategies.