Yesterday I attended a panel discussion at Duke University Medical Center: “Population Health: An Informal Conversation with National Leaders.” The panel was made up of steering committee members from A Practical Playbook – a joint initiative of the CDC, de Beaumont Foundation and Duke Community & Family Medicine. A Practical Playbook encourages and facilitates collaboration between primary care, public health and community organizations for improved health outcomes.
Here’s my main takeaway from the discussion: population health challenges will not be solved, and healthy communities will not be created, in the doctor’s office. It is only through collaboration between healthcare providers, public health practitioners and community organizations that we’ll truly take on chronic disease. Together, we need to address the social determinants of health in order to create healthy communities.
The Practical Playbook Team curated the Tweets from the population health panel discussion and they are available on Storify @ sfy.co/r0LdW.
Below is a list of the distinguished professionals who served on the population health panel. These are all leaders on the national scene.
By my judgment, the event was a success. We ended up with a highly engaged audience and terrific activity on Twitter. Over the course of the hour we had 212 Tweets for a total of 345,156 potential impressions.
The metrics for the hashtag for the entire day are even more impressive (267 posts, 30 unique accounts Tweeting, 30,836 reach, and 436,134 impressions):
Here are some of my favorite Tweets from the panel discussion. (For the full experience, please visit the Storify for this event.