What is Population Health?

While still a relatively new area of medical study, population health has gained increasing prominence around the world as more research has uncovered underlying social and cultural issues that affect the health of large populations. But what exactly is population health?

According to the National Institute of Health, population health is defined as “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.”

The study of population health, as a discipline, includes not only understanding the health outcomes and the pattern of health determinants, but also the policies and interventions that link those