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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:

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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