“Attention physicians, veterinarians, nurses, and PhDs with a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree: Want to become a population health leader while on the job? Applications for CDC’s Population Health Training In Place Program opened January 1!

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CDC views population health as an interdisciplinary, customizable approach that allows health departments to connect practice to policy for change to happen locally. This approach utilizes non-traditional partnerships among different sectors of the community – public health, industry, academia, health care, local government entities, etc. – to achieve positive health outcomes. Population health “brings significant health concerns into focus and addresses ways that resources can be allocated to overcome the problems that drive poor health conditions in the population.”

Two examples of strategies developed by CDC to address population health are: