Many discussions surrounding population health initiatives take place at a very high level, resulting in few tangible action items for stakeholders to address. This was not the case at LDI’s 50th Anniversary Symposium, where the breakout session titled “Strategies to Advance Population Health” proposed new approaches to old challenges. The session focused on ways to integrate clinical and non-clinical services, examined policies promoting health, and encouraged unique partnerships and opportunities for strategic innovation.
For 15 consecutive years, nursing has been rated as the most trusted profession in the U.S. Yet, nurses are continuously underrepresented in organizations that make large-scale health care decisions. Merely 37 percent of hospitals have a nurse on their governing board, compared with 75 percent that include a physician.