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1 Introduction and Overview
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... Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, For the Public's Health: Investing in a Healthier Future, concluded that "funding for governmental public health is inadequate, unstable, and unsustainable" and that "the underinvestment in public health has ramifications for the nation's overall health status, for its financially strained health care delivery system, and for its economic vitality and global competitiveness" (IOM, 2012, p.
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... productive society and to facilitate sustainable collaborative action by a community of science-informed leaders and public health care, business, education, early childhood development, housing, agriculture, transportation, economic development, and nonprofit and faith-based organizations." To accomplish these goals, the Roundtable has identified six areas of activity on which it is working: • identifying and informing the deployment of key population health metrics;
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... The central purpose of each session was to provide a better understanding of the various resources needed to support improvements in population health. Although these resources could be financial resources, resources related to the workforce and associated education or training, informational resources, or the broad category of assets that communities bring to the table such as social capital and cultural diversity, this workshop focused on financial resources and, in particular, on the varied private sector funding sources and mechanisms that can help alter the social and environmental determinants of health.
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... Chapter 2 provides an overview of the financial resources that are available for population health improvement, and Chapter 3 considers how the health care delivery system itself can invest in effective population health interventions, including through partnership with other sectors, such as housing. Chapter 4 highlights examples where community development and health improvement interests align to the benefit of both practice communities, while Chapter 5 discusses three new pay-for-success financing schemes that are being used to fund population health interventions at scale.

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