Teaching Population Health

This session will start with an introduction to population health, including: the difference between public health and population health, defining a population or panel of patients, defining metrics for population health, and developing teams to manage panels of patients. The session will then cover educational concepts needed to teach population health management to all levels of learners including Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Medical Education (UME, GME and CME learners). The session will conclude with concrete tools that can be used to teach and give learners hands on experience with population health management including: Electronic Medical Records (EMR) dashboards, report cards, and in/outreach tools.

Estimated Time to Complete: 45 minutes

Learning Objectives
  1. Differentiate population health from public health
  2. Name at least 3 ways populations can be defined in healthcare
  3. Name 3 tools that can be used to teach population health
  4. Teach other learners to develop a population health team
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 Non-physician
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The faculty and planners of these activities have no relevant relationships to disclose unless denoted below. All relevant relationships were mitigated prior to the start of this activity.


Julie Oyler, MD, FACP

Amber Bird, MD

Accreditation Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 Non-physician


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The following is a video module followed by a CME evaluation. All sections must be completed to receive CME credit.

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