In Reply Drs Sanford and Handley point out the assistance that the work of the USPSTF might provide to those interested in population health. Further research is needed to establish how the leaders of ACOs perceive the meaning of population health and how they may form partnerships with public health agencies.
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Article InformationCorresponding Author: Douglas J. Noble, MD, MPH, Weill Cornell Medical College, 402 E. 67th St, New York, NY 10065 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Dr Noble reported being a Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow for 2012-2013 and is sponsored financially by the Commonwealth Fund for 1 year to perform research on accountable care organizations and population health. Dr Casalino reported serving from 2010-2011 as an unpaid member of the Accountable Care Organization Task Force of the National Committee for Quality Assurance; receiving honoraria for lectures from Primary Care Summit of the Connecticut Center for Primary Care and Mission Health System and the American Medical Group Association; and being an unpaid board member of the American Medical Group Association Foundation.