Population Health Highlights
Our population health teams work with our health system and communities. This work is complicated, multi-faceted, and requires more than a single budget year to create long-lasting solutions. We continually work to meet the health challenges of our region.
The following sections highlight some of the work done by our population health teams across the system:
- Employee health: Working with Live Well/Work Well to protect, improve, and maintain the health and well-being of employees and families.
- Shared decision making: Working with the Center for Shared Decision Making, we provide decision support counseling, advance care planning facilitation, appointment preparation and accompaniment, and provision of patient decision aids.
- Knowledge map: Working with the Knowledge Map department, our vision is care delivery founded upon the best available evidence and informed patient preference.
- Centers for health and aging: Supporting the Aging Resource Center, Northern New England Geriatric Education Center, and the Center for Research to improve the physical, mental, and spiritual health of older adults and their caregivers.
- Partners for community wellness: Supporting the Partners for Community Wellness to advise the D-H community in health improvement planning, contributing resources, and promoting policies that improve health and wellness.
- Community health improvement: Working with the Community Health Improvement team to improve conditions that significantly affect the health and well-being of people in communities.
Our work seeks to design and implement models of care that eliminate unwarranted variation while making it "inescapably easy" for care providers to do the right thing. Examples of current projects include:
- Dartmouth-Hitchcock Substance Use and Mental Health Initiative: a multi-year, multi-disciplinary initiative to reduce the harm from mental health and substance use disorders for populations that receive care throughout the D-H health system
- Diabetes Improvement Initiative: a multi-year, multi-disciplinary program to improve diabetes care for patients who receive their usual care in the D-H health system
- Honoring Care Decisions: a program of advance care planning to ensure that every patient has a plan for a time when he/she may not be able to speak for themselves.
These ambitious programs engage the talents of D-H faculty, staff, and patients across the system in the redesign of care.
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