In October 2009, authors, staff and guest experts from the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) project and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the project’s funder, met in Madison, Wisconsin to discuss metrics, incentives and partnerships for population health improvement. Their essays were published in this and the previous two issues of Preventing Chronic Disease (http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2010/jul/toc.htm and http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2010/sep/toc.htm). The plenary and small group discussions were provocative and wide ranging.
The purpose of this commentary is to: 1) summarize key themes from the essays and meeting discussion; and 2) present recommendations for future practice and research regarding metrics, incentives and partnerships to improve population health.
This essay is part of a special supplement of Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice, and Policy.
Special Journal Issue of Preventing Chronic Disease Focuses on Community Partnerships to Improve Population Health
- 1. Challenges and Opportunities for Population Health Partnerships
- 2. Improving Public Health System Performance Through Multiorganizational Partnerships
- 3. Focusing on Solid Partnerships Across Multiple Sectors for Population Health Improvement
- 4. Multisectoral Lessons from Healthy Communities
- 5. Building Multisectoral Partnerships for Population Health and Health Equity
- 6. Multisector Partnerships in Population Health Improvement
- 7. Networks as a Type of Social Entrepreneurship to Advance Population Health
- 8. Improving Population Health
- 9. Designing Vermont's Pay-for-Population Health System
- 10. Observations and Recommendations from the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) Expert Meeting