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Population Health Science Program

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The Population Health Science Program in the Mayo Clinic Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery seeks to improve primary care practice and advance population health science through health care delivery research. The program's interdisciplinary scientific team is comprised of experts from primary care medicine, health services research, biostatistics, epidemiology, social and behavioral science, and public health. Led by clinical and research faculty members, the Population Health Science Program is grounded in epidemiological, health services and behavioral research. Program researchers are focused on: Describing disease burden and relevant health outcomes among target populations Identifying and characterizing the determinants of health outcomes in populations Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery in primary care Evaluating the impact of primary care on patient behavior, access to care and use of services Evaluating the impact of community-based interventions on population health

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Projects

Population Health Scholars Program

The Population Health Scholars Program, one of the center's two scholars programs, provides training and mentoring in community and population health research at Mayo Clinic. The three-year program, which welcomed six new Mayo clinician-scholars in 2014, provides a unique opportunity to learn how to obtain grants, conduct research and publish study findings that advance population health science.

Population approaches to vaccine delivery

The Olmsted County Community Health Needs Assessment lists vaccine-preventable diseases as one of the top five community health priorities. Vaccines are among the most cost-effective clinical preventive services. The Population Health Science Program is working on a number of projects related to vaccine delivery in the community, including:

  • Exploring changes in pediatric influenza rates over time
  • Examining the effectiveness of influenza vaccines in preventing pandemic influenza infection
  • Determining immunization coverage among children of Somali immigrants and refugees
  • Identifying multilevel influences on HPV vaccination initiation and completion
  • Evaluating response to immunization recall letters

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Addiction ; Aging ; Basic Needs ; Best Practice ; Caring Relationship ; Children & Youth ; Chronic Illness ; Food ; Governance/Public Policy ; Health ; Medical Services ; Sustainability

Level 2:

DMC: Health & Wellness

Community Health: Mental Health ; Obesity ; Financial Stress/Homelessness ; Diabetes ; Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Collaboration

Lead Organization: Mayo Clinic

Confirmed Collaborators: Mayo Clinic

Potential Collaborators: Community Health Services

Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Addiction, Aging, Basic Needs, Best Practice, Caring Relationship, Children & Youth, Chronic Illness, Food, Governance/Public Policy, Health, Medical Services, Sustainability

May 10, 2018: Community Health Collaboration Conversation: Public Health, the Y and Diversity Council

Al Lun, openBeam, facilitated a 2018-05-8 meeting with Josh May, the Y; Dee Sabol, Diversity Council and Meaghan Sheridan, Olmsted Public Health to introduce each organization's community health related activities.

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May 08, 2018: CNG Steering Committee working on 2018 Compass Points

 CNG Steering Committee is working on the next version of Rochester/Olmsted County Compass report.

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April 01, 2018: CNG Steering Committee Members Letter to Rochester City Council and Mayor

CNG Steering Committee members have sent to each member of the council, the mayor, and the city administrator the following letter that supports the inclusion of the core principles of health and wellness, as well as social equity and environmental justice. 

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March 18, 2018: March 2018 In City for Good community forum

March 2018 presentation to City for Good by Olmsted County Administrator

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March 12, 2018: Olmsted County, MN Community Health Improvement 1Q 2018 and 3Q 2017 Status

March 2018 Status; September News 2017 (Including September meeting agenda and June meeting minutes).

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March 09, 2018: RPS meeting with Moms Demand Action

RPS and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense are planning a dialog between the two groups. This is an opportunity to broaden the conversation to other efforts to address school safety.

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March 01, 2018: Mediation & Conflict Solutions Updates by Post Bulletin

2018-03-01 PB story on MCS: "Looking for help with a conflict?

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February 22, 2018: Cradle to Career 2018 Launch Feb 22, 2018 Meeting

At the February 22 meeting, the following information was shared. 

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February 19, 2018: Rochester Clinic and Lotus Health Foundation Community Health Events

Two nationally well-known lifestyle medicine physician and pioneers, Dr. Neal Barnard and Dr. Hans Diehl along with other physicians will present several topics in Rochester.

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February 17, 2018: 2018 Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 2/6/2018 School Board Meeting the following was presented as a comparison of office referrals from first semester 2016-2017 and first semester 2017-2018 examining District, building, and student data.  Building Principals will also discuss behavior- related supports provided in their respective buildings.

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/01/29
Created by allnode on 2017/01/28

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