The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco Center for Excellence in Primary Care (UCSF CEPC), has published a report to help residency program directors incorporate basic principles of population health management (PHM) into the curriculum. PHM refers to a systematic approach to ensuring that all members of a defined population receive appropriate preventive, chronic, and transitional care. It also helps providers identify and address health care inequities among subgroups within that population. The report summarizes findings from a 2018 AAMC meeting that included representatives of the AAMC, UCSF CEPC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and leaders from seven residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics.
Funded by CDC, Teaching Residents Population Health Management outlines the components of PHM and offers vignettes describing how several of the seven participating residency programs implemented these components. Meeting participants identified 10 foundational elements and key activities that constitute a comprehensive PHM system. The report is available for free download now in the AAMC Store: https://store.aamc.org/teaching-residents-population-health-management.html.