Book Praise

This book provides a refreshing and long overdue link among technology, management and policy – the critical components of leadership required to improve population health – and applies these to the most pressing health challenges we face in aging, chronic illness, mental health and health systems reform. Brilliant!

Donna J. Petersen, ScD, MHS, CPH
Interim Senior Vice President, USF Health
Dean, College of Public Health
Professor of Global Health
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

The book takes a comprehensive approach to addressing how best to tackle the increasingly diverse landscape affecting the health of communities, and presents examples that readers from multiple sectors would do well to read and incorporate into their thinking since reconnecting public health knowledge and practice and care delivery isn’t the no-brainer it should be.

Pierre N.D. Vigilance, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Former Director District of Columbia Department of Health
Former Director Baltimore County Health Department
Former Assistant Commissioner Baltimore City Health Department

To my knowledge, no other work examines the topic of population health with this level of detail, rigor, and clarity. This book comes at just the right time, as we recognize the urgency of shifting our thinking from patient-centered to “citizen-centered” policies to improve the health of communities. This book will prove invaluable to anyone undertaking this work.

Steven H. Woolf, MD, MPH
Director, VCU Center on Society and Health
Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Richmond, Virginia

This book is for those cross-sector leaders needed to build the bridge between health and health care. It addresses some of the major challenges to improving the health of individuals and communities. Spot on.

Stephen M. Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA
Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health policy and Management
Dean Emeritus, School of Public Health
Professor of Organizational Behavior, Haas School of Business

This timely volume provides a marvelous opportunity for health professionals and the public to understand the evolving issues at the intersection of health policy, management, and the increasingly important and enabling role of information technology. An anthology by top leaders in these areas, the volume serves both as an authoritative textbook and as a key reference for stakeholders in the health arena – that is, for all of us!.

Edward H. Shortliffe, MD, PhD, MACP, FACMI
Professor of Biomedical Informatics
College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

This textbook embraces the point that health has to be seen in the context of the broader issues of social determinants, which are the major forces that shape the health outcomes of people and communities. Collaboration of individuals and teams in community settings, rethinking policies, and using information technologies are all valuable in order to achieve health for all. This textbook makes an outstanding contribution to help us better understand population health.

Adewale Troutman, MD, MPH, MA, CPH
Professor and Director of Public Health Practice and Leadership
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Past President of the American Public Health Association
Former Director, Louisville Metro, Department of Public Health and Wellness

By highlighting the importance of collaboration for addressing today’s population health challenges, this book makes an important new contribution to our understanding of how to solve complex health problems. Using a rich set of case examples, the book shows how structured collaborations – value alliances – among multiple organizations are central to achieving the goals of 21st century population health improvement.

Rich McKeown
Co-author of Finding Allies, Building Alliances with Mike Leavitt, founder and chairman of Leavitt Partners and former Secretary of Health and Human Services and former governor of Utah
President, CEO and co-founder of Leavitt Partners


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