Population Health Approach: The Organizing Framework

Best practices are only a part of an overall process that addresses the health of the population.

As defined by PHAC, the Population Health Approach focuses on improving health status through action directed toward the health of an entire population, or sub-population, rather than individuals.

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Population Health Approach

Focus on the health of populations Address the determinants of health and their interactions Base decisions on evidence Increase upstream investments Apply multiple interventions and strategies Collaborate across sectors and levels Employ mechanisms for public involvement Demonstrate accountability for health outcomes