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Population Health Integration Curriculum
Population Health Integration Curriculum

ACPM has been awarded a 5-year cooperative agreement by the CDC Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to strengthen public health systems and services through national partnerships as part of the overall goal to improve and protect the nation's health.

The main focus of the cooperative agreement is a grant from the CDC Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention to develop a comprehensive 'Population Health Integration Curriculum.' The purpose of the curriculum is to better equip public health and healthcare systems to use population health strategies to address challenging health problems and to instill a culture of prevention and population health in those settings. ACPM will develop and add two 1–1.5 CME/MOC courses to the curriculum in 2019.

Why is this curriculum important?

Preventive medicine physicians trained in population health continue to face challenges working in new types of health systems. According to a 2014 survey conducted among ACPM's preventive medicine physician membership, 98 percent of respondents said they can play a role in health systems transformation, yet 44 percent said they had no experience participating in health systems transformation.

ACPM aims to enable preventive medicine physicians to become 'Chief Population Health Strategists'—in expertise and authority—in health settings across the country. The curriculum will equip practicing preventive medicine physicians and others with the skills they need to succeed and be fulfilled in their careers while moving the nation’s health system toward realizing the vision of Healthy People 2020 and beyond.

Live Activity

Prevention 2019, Pittsburgh, PA, May 20-23, 2019
Population Health Institute at Prevention 2019
CME/MOC Pending; Live Educational Activity, May 2019

ACPM’s new Population Health Curriculum is built to equip preventive medicine physicians and other healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge in population-level strategies to support health system transformation and create a culture of prevention. We’ll be launching this program at Prevention 2019 where an on-site institute will pilot the first two courses of this exciting new curriculum.

Institute attendees will learn to approach population health within their work settings, and how to screen and systematically address social determinants of health at the individual and system levels. Attendees for the program launch at Prevention 2019 will have the opportunity to provide in-person feedback with course faculty, and help shape the future of this new offering. CME/MOC credits will be provided, with further details to come. Register Today!

Initial Courses

ACPM will develop two 1-1.5 hour(s) CME/MOC courses that will be a part of the Population Health Integration Curriculum and available through ACPM's learning platform.

The preliminary topics for the initial two courses are:

  • Overview of population health in an era of transforming healthcare system;
  • Population level strategies to influence social determinants of health to address non-communicable diseases

These evidence-based courses will provide a foundation in population health and, through case studies, assess the determinants of health and effectively integrate population level strategies within health systems and other work settings with the overall goal to improve the health of high-risk populations.

Additional courses, on critical population health topics, will be added to this curriculum in the future years pending availability of funds.

Course Faculty

Dr. Julian Grant
Juliana Grant, MD, MPH

Dr. Julian Grant is a consulting public health physician dedicated to working with local and state health departments, and private and non-profit partners to implement evidence-based population health practices and improve program implementation. As a medical epidemiologist with the CDC in her prior career, she has led activities nationally and in Utah, Alaska, and California on diverse topics ranging from community engagement around environmental health, molecular tuberculosis surveillance, and HIV program monitoring and evaluation to development of informatics systems and emergency response. Juliana has been teaching and supporting public health professionals on using evidence to guide their work for over 15 years and enjoys applying a quality improvement mindset to all aspects of her life.

Dr. Neal Kohatsu
Neal Kohatsu, MD, MPH, FACPM

Dr. Neal Kohatsu is a consultant in preventive medicine and population health at Kohatsu Consulting. Previously, he was Medical Director, California Department of Health Care Services where he provided medical, policy, and analytic support for California’s Medicaid (Medi-Cal) Program. During his time at the California Department of Health Care Services, Dr. Kohatsu was charged with advancing population health, improving clinical quality and coordinating the development and implementation of the Department’s Quality Strategy. He has held leadership positions in public health and with health plans and was an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa. He has written grants and publications in a broad range of areas including: obesity, tobacco control, chronic disease prevention, clinical preventive services, quality improvement, patient safety, worksite health promotion and population health.

Dr. Kohatsu received his AB in Human Biology from Stanford University; his MD from the University of Pittsburgh, and MPH from the University of Minnesota. His residency training in preventive medicine was at the University of Minnesota and the University of Arizona. He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology and prevention at the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention. Dr. Kohatsu is board certified in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. He is a past president and fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and is on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Cat Livingston
Catherine J Livingston, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM

Dr. Cat Livingston is double boarded in Family Medicine and Public Health & Preventive Medicine. She is an Associate Professor in Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and sees patients in a Federally Qualified Health Center and well as providing inpatient care. Dr. Livingston also serves as the Associate Medical Director of the Health Evidence Review Commission, a policy body in Oregon responsible for determining coverage for the Medicaid population in Oregon. Her primary role is to translate evidence into policy for the Medicaid population as part of Oregon's unique Prioritized List.

Dr. Livingston's areas of expertise include: evidence-based medicine, Medicaid policy, and the integration of public health and health care.

Dr. Vinita Magoon
Vinita Magoon, DO, JD, MBA, MPH, CMQ

Dr. Vinita Magoon received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University – School of Law, with a focus in health law. She completed her internship in Family Medicine and her residency in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Texas A&M Health Science Center – College of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine & Public Health and is also certified in Medical Quality by the American Board of Medical Quality. She is currently the Medical Director of Ambulatory Claims Accuracy & Analytics at Baylor Scott and White Health (BSWH) in central Texas. At BSWH, she works with outpatient providers and clinic administration on documentation, coding, clinic revenue, and quality metrics, with a focus on increasing the utilization of preventive services to improve quality of care and population health.

Advisory Committee

This project will be implemented with guidance from various ACPM members who have expertise and experience in various topics within population health. Committee members will meet once a month through a conference call and help develop strategic direction for the Population Health Integration Curriculum.The members of the Advisory Committee are listed below. Learn more about the task force members by accessing their bios.

  • M. Jacob Adams, MD, MPH
  • Daniel Blumenthal, MD, MPH, FACPM
  • Wendy E. Braund, MD, MPH, MSEd, FACPM
  • Earl W. Ferguson, MD, PhD, FACC, FACP, FACPM
  • Tisha Johnson, MD, MPH
  • Carolyn Murray, MD, MPH, FACPM
  • Samar Muzaffar, MD, MPH
  • Michael D. Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM
  • F. Douglas Scutchfield, MD
  • Catherine Witkop, MD, MPH
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