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Population Health Case Reports From Clinic to Community

Alina Baciu, MPH, PhD1; Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD2
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1National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, DC
2Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA. 2016;315(24):2663-2664. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.4932.
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This Viepoint describes collaborations between health care organizations and public health departments or community agencies described in articles submitted to the National Academy of Medicine for their Collaborative on Bridging Public Health, Health Care, and Community.

Like a winning lottery ticket, the productive alignment of medical services with public health has been long desired but infrequently experienced.1 Recently, however, the evolution of health care payment may be tilting the odds in favor of initiatives that cross from the clinic to the community.2 As accountable care organizations, medical homes, and hospitals under global budgets begin to accept financial risk for the health of large populations of patients, there is new momentum for the development of collaborations that aim to reduce preventable illness.35

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