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June 28, 2016

Population Health Case ReportsFrom Clinic to Community

Author Affiliations
  • 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

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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