What role does public health—specifically, local public health agencies (LPHAs)—play in helping Colorado achieve the Triple Aim of better health for populations, better care for individuals and lower costs?
In light of the fact that LPHAs provide numerous direct services (including preventive and primary care, and chronic disease self-management) in addition to their broader population and environmental health roles, how can we knit them into the clinical health care delivery system to create true community systems of care?
A new white paper from the Center for Improving Value in Health Care and the Colorado Association of Local Public Health Officers, “The Role of Local Public Health Agencies in Achieving Triple Aim,” explores these questions. It details the wide array of services LPHAs may provide in Colorado and highlights opportunities for collaboration among LPHAs, primary care providers, hospitals and health plans. We hope this paper provides a foundation for additional discussions about how to maximize all elements of Colorado’s health care system to create seamless, coordinated systems of care.
Download the white paper.