Please note: This course was updated and retitled on August 15. Its previous title was TA 101: Introduction to Population Health. Learners who completed Introduction to Population Health will retain credit for completing this course.
You might think we do a pretty good job of providing care to individuals with illnesses and diseases. And, by and large, we do. But it's important to take a step back and consider the factors contributing to illness. It’s important to realize that things like education, the environment, and wealth (and how it’s distributed) play an enormous role in health outcomes, too. In this course, you’ll learn that to make progress combating many of the most important threats to human health, it’s not enough to improve clinical care for one patient at a time. We also have to focus on improving the health of entire populations.
The Triple Aim for populations is a three-part aim — better care for individuals, better health for populations, at a lower cost. This course will explore why each dimension is an essential part of improving health and health care. And we'll explore how you can promote the Triple Aim in your organization and in your daily work.
*This course is required for the Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety.